User:Todd Ciche

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Todd Ciche (an artistic interpretation)
Todd Ciche (an artistic interpretation)
  • Todd Ciche, Assistant Professor
  • Michigan State University
  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
  • 2215 Biomedical Physical Sciences
  • East Lansing, MI, USA.
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I am the PI of the Ciche lab at Michigan State University. I learned about OpenWetWare from interests in synthetic biology originating while a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech (Sternberg lab). I've joined because I believe in the open exchange of protocols, reagents and ideas.


  • 2003-2005, Postdoctoral fellow, Sternberg lab, Caltech
  • 2000-2003, Postdoctoral fellow, Epel lab, Stanford
  • 2000, PhD, Bacteriology, Jerry Ensign adviser, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 1994, BS, Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research interests

  1. Use of tractable invertebrate models to determine how microbial symbioses develop.
  2. Functional genomic analysis of Heterorhabdits bacteriophora nematodes.
  3. Host specificity and the evolution of virulence in Photorhabdus luminescens and Burkholderia


  1. Ciche TA, Kim KS, Kaufmann-Daszczuk B, Nguyen KC, and Hall DH. . pmid:18281425. PubMed HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Ciche T. . pmid:18050499. PubMed HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Ciche TA and Sternberg PW. . pmid:17803822. PubMed HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Hallem EA, Rengarajan M, Ciche TA, and Sternberg PW. . pmid:17475494. PubMed HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Ciche TA, Blackburn M, Carney JR, and Ensign JC. . pmid:12902261. PubMed HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Ciche TA and Ensign JC. . pmid:12676661. PubMed HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Ciche TA, Bintrim SB, Horswill AR, and Ensign JC. . pmid:11325940. PubMed HubMed [Paper7]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed
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