An interdisciplinary collaboration of six researchers, including four from Notre Dame, have received a three-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study the interplay of motility mechanisms during swarming of the bacterium Their study is essential to understanding how millions of bacteria function in real environments.
Mark Alber, the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics and director of the Center for Study of Biocomplexity at the University of Notre Dame, is principal investigator of the team. The research team includes Zhiliang Xu from the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics; Danny Chen from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering; Joshua Shrout from the Department of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences at Notre Dame; Igor Aronson from the Argonne National Laboratory and Dale Kaiser from the School of Medicine at Stanford University. Their three-year grant will cover $780,000 in research expenses.
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