George A. O'Toole

  • Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, Ph.D. Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

  • Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences

Work in my lab focuses on the study of surface-attached microbial communities known as biofilms. Key goals of my lab are to understand how single and polymicrobial biofilms form on both living (airway cells) and non-living (medical implant) surfaces. We are also interested in the role of biofilms in host-pathogen interactions and resistance to antibiotic therapy.