Welcome to the Saier Lab

Our laboratory takes a multidisciplinary approach to science, using biochemical, molecular genetic, physiological, and bioinformatic approaches. We have three primary research interests, one concerned with transcriptional and metabolic regulation in bacteria, a second with transport protein evolution, and a third with the recently identified process of transposon-mediated directed mutation. We also created and now maintain the Transporter Classification DataBase (TCDB), which was adopted by the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) as the primary source of information relating to molecular transport.

 

Our Research

About us

Dr. Milton Saier is the head of the laboratory. The lab has two main branches: the wet lab (led by Dr. Zhongge Zhang) and the dry lab (led by Dr. Arturo Medrano-Soto). The progress of our experimental and bioinformatic projects depends on the work and interaction within our wonderfully eclectic Team of researchers, talented students, visiting scholars and external collaborators. For more details, please visit our Research and Publications pages. The software developed and maintained by our bioinformatics team is available in our GitHub repository and our web applications are available in our BioTools page, Please, do not hesitate to contact us If you have any questions/requests or if you would like to give us  feedback.

Latest News

MSc degree obtained

MSc degree obtained

Congratulations to our grad student Kevin J. Hendargo for a successful defense of his master's thesis on April 12, 2023.  The title of his thesis is "Detection of Sequence Similarity Among Structural Repeats in the Piezo Family of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels"....

MSc degree obtained

MSc degree obtained

Congratulations to our grad student Aditi Dubey for a successful defense of her Master's thesis on March 14, 2023.  The title of her thesis is "Expansion of the Voltage-gated Ion Channel (VIC) Superfamily with the Neurotransmitter Receptor, Cys Loop, Ligand-gated Ion...

MSc degree obtained

MSc degree obtained

Congratulations to our grad student Jianing Wang for a successful defense of his Master's thesis on March 13, 2023.  The title of his thesis is "Comparative Genomics of Viral Genomes and Identification of Three Novel Viroporin-like Superfamilies".