The Komeili Lab is part of the Department of Plant & Microbial Biology at the University of California in Berkeley. We are broadly interested in organelle formation in bacteria. We use the magnetosome organelles of magnetotactic bacteria as a model to understand the molecular mechanisms of compartmentalization and biomineral production. We are also beginning to explore the ferrosomes in some bacteria, and likely archaea, as a new model organelle.
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