• 494 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
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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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Sodalis glossinidius Agriculture & Biology
Insects Medicine & Life Sciences
endosymbionts Agriculture & Biology
Enterobacteriaceae Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Virulence Medicine & Life Sciences
Adenosine Triphosphate Medicine & Life Sciences
insects Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2005 2019

  • 494 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 13 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Salmonella enterica
Microbial Drug Resistance
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

6 Citations (Scopus)

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

Adenosine Triphosphate
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

Adenosine Triphosphate
Divalent Cations
Guanosine Triphosphate
rRNA Genes
18 Citations (Scopus)

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

Salmonella enterica
Organism Forms