Joe Hostnik

Joe Hostnik

 

 

Undergraduate Researcher

hostnikj@msu.edu

 

 

 

 

Campylobacter jejuni is competent to take up DNA from the environment and integrate it into its genome. This process of natural transformation works through a type II-like secretion system called Cts (Campylobacter transformation system). My work seeks to understand the full range of Cts activity in the cell, and to assess the role of two key ATPases, CtsP and CtsE, in its function.