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How bacteria “talk”

Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defence and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves

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Bonnie Lynn Bassler (born 1962)[2] is an American molecular biologist who has researched chemical communication between bacteria known as quorum sensing, and contributed to the idea that disruption of chemical signaling can be used as an antimicrobial therapy. She is the Squibb Professor in Molecular Biology and chair of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and her research focuses on bacterial quorum sensing, which is the cell-to-cell communication in bacteria.[3]

She has received numerous awards for her research, including the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (2009), the Richard Lounsbery Award (2011), and the L’Oreal-UNESCO award (2012), a MacArthur Fellowship[4] (2002),[5] and the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize (2016).[6]

She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences (as of 2006)[7] a former president of the American Society for Microbiology (2011)[8] and served on the National Science Board with a term expiring May 10, 2016.[9][10] She was an editor of the Annual Review of Genetics from 2012-2017.[11][12]

I wonder if there is a LEADER.?

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