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Welcome to the Cabeen Lab at Oklahoma State University!

We have big ideas about tiny little bacteria.

Because bacterial cells are so small, they often have to team up in communities to build colonies and cause infections. We study how they do that. Bacteria also have to deal with stress in their environment, just like the rest of us. We study how they sense and respond to stress so as to survive in a harsh world.

We are in the midst of setting up the lab with a great team of students. We are always interested in teaming up with inquisitive and enthusiastic scholars. Please check out the links above to learn more about our work and who we are. And follow us on Twitter!

Image above: a 1-day-old B. subtilis biofilm community founded with equal portions of red and green fluorescent cells.