Majireck Contributes to Book Chapter on Quorum Sensing
Associate Professor of Chemistry Max Majireck co-authored a book chapter in Implication of Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Medicine, Agriculture and Food Industry, recently published by Springer Nature.
“Modulation of Bacterial Quorum Sensing by Eukaryotes” was co-written with Rajinakanth Mohan, a former Hamilton visiting assisting professor of biology now at Mercyhurst University, along with two undergraduate students from Colgate University and Satish Rajamani of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
The chapter summarizes essential mechanisms of a bacterial communication system known as quorum sensing. Majireck’s contribution surveyed naturally occurring small molecules that are key to this process and that might also provide inspiration for the development of new drugs for bacterial infections.