Department of Biology
JOHN DAHL, Associate Professor

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

Office: 152A SSB
Phone: 218-726-6614

Office hours:  Monday: 2 - 4 pm, Thursday: 2 - 4 pm


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


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