Welcome to Kendall Lab

We are in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia. Broadly, we are interested in mechanisms that bacterial pathogens use to integrate host- and bacterial-derived signals to sense their environment, coordinate gene expression, and cause disease.

We study these processes in the intestinal pathogens enterohemorrhagic E. coli O157:H7, Salmonella enterica, and Citrobacter rodentium. Our projects involve a mix of experimental approaches, ranging from genetics, biochemistry, microscopy, and bioinformatics. Please explore our website to find out more about the lab’s ongoing research and the people doing the work.