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 (designated
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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