Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics



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   Vasileios Petrou, PHD

ASST PROF-TT
Chancellor Scholar

Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
vp440@njms.rutgers.edu

 


Overview

Vasileios Petrou, PhD joined the Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and the
Center for Immunity and Inflammation as an Assistant Professor and Chancellor Scholar on July 1, 2019. Dr.
Petrou received his PhD in Neuroscience from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2012 and joins
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where
he completed his postdoctoral training in 2019. Dr. Petrou's research focus is to understand the structure-
function relationship of membrane proteins, with a particular emphasis on bacterial membrane enzymes
involved in antibiotic resistance, and eukaryotic receptors and enzymes relevant to human physiology and
pathology. In mid-2017, Dr. Petrou was awarded a highly competitive National Institutes of Health (NIH)
grant (K99/R00) to investigate in more detail the structure and function of the bacterial aminoarabinose
transferase protein ArnT, which is a key bacterial membrane protein enabling resistance to polymyxin-class
antibiotics.

Education

PHD, 2012, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

Curriculum Vitae

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