• 530 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

Research output per year

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Research interests

Research in Dr. Mauricio Pontes' lab revolves around understanding how bacteria sense and transduce environmental information to elicit distinct adaptive behaviors. Specifically, the lab's aim is to understand the basic molecular mechanisms by which bacterial cells sense their environment and maintain cellular homeostasis when faced with physiological disturbances that are either artificially imposed under defined growth conditions or encountered during natural interactions with eukaryotic host cells. The research goal is to elucidate novel aspects of cellular physiology, which will advance knowledge regarding the basic functioning of bacterial cells and their pathogenic properties.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University

… → 2018

Biology, PhD, University of Utah

… → 2010

Molecular Biology, BS, Auburn University

… → 2004

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Research Output

  • 530 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter

Slow growth determines nonheritable antibiotic resistance in Salmonella enterica

Pontes, M. H. & Groisman, E. A., Jul 30 2019, In : Science signaling. 12, 592, eaax3938.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 9 Scopus citations

    A protein that controls the onset of a Salmonella virulence program

    Yeom, J., Pontes, M. H., Choi, J. & Groisman, E. A., Jul 13 2018, In : EMBO Journal. 37, 14, e96977.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Protein synthesis controls phosphate homeostasis

    Pontes, M. H. & Groisman, E. A., Jan 1 2018, In : Genes and Development. 32, 1, p. 79-92 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Reducing Ribosome Biosynthesis Promotes Translation during Low Mg2+ Stress

    Pontes, M. H., Yeom, J. & Groisman, E. A., Nov 3 2016, In : Molecular cell. 64, 3, p. 480-492 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 23 Scopus citations

    Flagella-independent surface motility in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

    Park, S. Y., Pontes, M. H. & Groisman, E. A., Feb 10 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 6, p. 1850-1855 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 18 Scopus citations