ESR 1: Carlos Karan Gurnani Serrano
Dissecting lipopolysaccharide transport and assembly at the outer membrane
Carlos will use genetic and biochemical approaches to characterize the Lpt multiprotein machinery that transport lipopolysaccharide to the outer membrane. In particular he will explore how lipopolysaccharide biogenesis is coordinated with peptidoglycan growth.
University of Milano, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Italy
Prof. Alessandra Polissi (UNIMI)
Prof. Waldemar Vollmer (UNEW)
Prof. Jean-Pierre Simorre (CNRS)
Carlos Karan Gurnani Serrano holds a Master Degree in Microbiology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain) in 2015 on a toxin-antitoxin system in Bacillus subtilis under the supervision of Dr. Wilfried Meijer. In 2016 he spent four months in the frame of an Erasmus Traineeship programme at the University of Groningen (RUG), Groningen (The Netherlands) in the laboratory of Prof. Oscar Kuipers unravelling the functioning of the Lactococcus lactis CesFSR regulon in sensing envelope stress. In addition to his research background, he performed an internship as a clinical microbiologist at Hospital Fundación de Alcorcon University Hospital, Madrid (Spain) during his Bachelor’s degree. In 2017 he joined Polissi’s team as a PhD student within the Train2Target ETN. His research focuses on how lipopolysaccharide biogenesis is coordinated with peptidoglycan growth.