My research interest is the grazing resistance of opportunistic pathogens and virulence evolution driven by bacteriotrophic protozoa, focusing on the roles of bacterial surface features, e.g. adhesins and secretion systems, in interactions with eukaryotic predators.
Sun, S., Noorian, P. and McDougald, D. 2018. Dual role of mechanisms involved in resistance to predation by protozoa and virulence to humans. Front Microbiol 9: 1017
Sun, S., Tay, Q.X., Kjelleberg, S., Rice, S.A. and McDougald, D. 2015. Quorum sensing-regulated chitin metabolism provides grazing resistance to Vibrio cholerae biofilms. Isme j 9(8): 1812-1820