Professor of Biochemistry and Bacteriology
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Robert Landick is an expert on microbial gene expression and regulation. His contributions include pioneering studies of the structure, function, and regulation of RNA polymerase and span disciplines from single-molecule biochemistry to genome-scale mechanisms of gene regulation. Landick's research is focused on engineering new microbial strains that consolidate optimal production of enzymes to release sugars from lignocellullose and optimal conversion of the released sugars to biofuels. In addition to his role as Science Director for the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC), he contributes to GLBRC research on new microbial strains optimized for biofuel production. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Regulation of transcript elongation in bacteria and humans
- Genetic analysis of RNA polymerase
- RNA polymerase structure and function
- Regulation of Bacterial RNAP
- Transcriptional Regulation in vivo