Dr. John Dahl

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Professional title

Associate Professor



  • B.S., University of Washington
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

Curriculum Vitae 

Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~jldahl/

Research Interests

The Dahl lab is interested in examining the ability of bacteria to survive stressful conditions.

Mycobacteria comprise a number of major pathogenic species that survive for long durations within human hosts; Dr. Dahl explores the stringent response, a mechanism mycobacteria use to survive inside the host. He will also explore the unique structures and proteins of stress-resistant myxobacteria spore; myxobacteria are non-pathogenic, soil-dwelling microbes.


  • BIOL 4501 Microbiology

  • BIOL 4511 Medical Microbiology

  • BIOL 5232 Molecular Biology Laboratory

Current Graduate Students

  • Brendan Kiefer

  • Minh Phuong Tran