Dominique Limoli

Assistant Professor
Department: 
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
College: 
Carver College of Medicine
University: 
University of Iowa
STEM Area of Research: 
Biology
Education: 
BS, Biological Sciences, Ohio University
PhD, Biomedical Research, Emphasis in Microbial Pathogenesis, Ohio State University
Phone: 
319-335-1955
Office: 
203 Eckstein Medical Research Building

Our research focuses on understanding interactions between microbial species during infection. Data from our lab and others reveal interspecies interactions can alter microbial metabolism, motility, antibiotic tolerance, and production of virulence factors. We seek to understand the cellular mechanisms driving these interactions in order to modulate polymicrobial community behavior and improve patient outcomes. We utilize live-cell imaging, bacterial genetics, and molecular biology approaches to interrogate polymicrobial interactions at the population and single-cell level, in both in vitro models of infection and in ex vivo patient samples.