Michael Dunn is a Tenured Professor in the Prokaryotic Functional Genomics Program of the Center for Genomic Sciences, part of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dunn received his Ph.D. degree in plant pathology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo, USA, in 1992 for studies in the laboratory of Dr. Arthur Karr on extracellular polysaccharide depolymerization in Bradyrhizobium japonicum. His interest in rhizobial carbon metabolism has continued to the present day, with past projects involving the study of biotin metabolism and biotin-dependent enzymes in Rhizobium etli and Sinorhizobium meliloti and the physiology and regulation of aerobic and fermentative-like metabolisms in R. etli. Currently, Dunn is mainly working on the enzymatic and genetic regulation of arginine biosynthesis in S. meliloti and other rhizobia.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2011