Alan Wolfe is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Loyola University Chicago. He also is co-founder and co-director of the Loyola Urinary Education and Research Collaborative (LUEREC), a multi-disciplinary translational research team that recently challenged the long-standing “bladder is sterile” dogma. LUEREC’s goal is to change the view of microbes in lower urinary tract health and disease. For more, see http:,,ssom.luc.edu,luerec,. Wolfe’s basic research has spanned the fields of signal transduction, transcription, biofilms and acetate metabolism. His group provided critical evidence in support of the hypothesis that the high-energy central metabolite acetyl phosphate acts as phosphoryl donor for some two-component signaling pathways. This led to his current focus, the study of bacterial protein acetylation, a post-translational modification that was, until recently, considered rare in bacteria.
For more, see: http://ssom.luc.edu/microbio/people/faculty/alanwolfephd/