Alecia N. Septer

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Alecia Septer studied at The Ohio State University. She obtained her Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Georgia, exploring how environmental cues regulate cell-cell communication in bacteria. During her postdoctoral research at Harvard and the University of North Carolina, she worked on contact-dependent killing mechanisms among bacterial competitors. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Marine Sciences department at the University of North Carolina, where her lab uses marine model systems to study the genetic and molecular mechanisms of cooperative and competitive bacterial interactions.


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