Chenxi Liu

Research Assistant

Chenxi is a Research Assistant currently working with Dr. Tung Le.

Gene transfer agents (GTAs) are suggested to facilitate horizontal gene transfer, however, no clear physiological role for GTAs has been determined. Her present project focuses on finding the potential chemical compound that can activate gene transfer agent cluster by library screening using Caulobacter crescentus as a model bacterium. This could aid in understanding the molecular mechanism of GTA pathways and finding the potential target for antibiotics.