Michael J. Daly Lab: Deinococcus radiodurans

Laboratory Information

Michael J. Daly, Ph.D.

Mike Daly

Full Professor (CV)
Email Address: michael.daly@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-3750

After completing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in genetics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, Mike Daly joined the Department of Pathology at USU, School of Medicine. Since then, the focus of his research has been the genetic development of the extremely radiation resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans. Early on, it was evident that D. radiodurans is uniquely suited to the analysis of DNA repair, and the goal of his functional genomics-based program has been to harness Deinococcus resistance mechanisms for practical purposes - including bioremediation, radioprotectors, and for preparing irradiated vaccines. This work has been a regular topic of discussion in mainstream academics, biotechnology, on the Internet, Twitter, and in the news media where Deinococcus has been covered by the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, and others.

Lab Members

Laboratory Group Members
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Hassan Brim, Ph.D. (Collaborator from Howard University)
Email Address: hbrim@howard.edu
Phone: (202) 806-4198

Elena Gaidamakova, Ph.D.
Email Address: elena.gaidamakova.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-0063

Polina Klimenkova, M.S.
Email Address: polina.klimenkova.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-0347

Kira Makarova, Ph.D. (Collaborator from NCBI, NIH)
Email Address: makarova@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 435-5912

Vera Matrosova, Ph.D.
Email Address: vera.matrosova.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-3347

Marina Omelchenko, Ph.D. (Collaborator from NCBI, NIH)
Email Address: omelchen@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 594-8081

Olga Grichenko, Ph.D.
Email Address: olga.grichenko.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889

Rok Tkavc, Ph.D.
Email Address: rok.tkavc.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889

Eric Kenney, M.S.
Email Address: eric.kenney.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889

John Kreutzer, Junior Technician
Email Address: john.kreutzer.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889