Welcome to the Alto lab webpage.  We are primarily interested in mechanism by which microbial pathogens cause human infectious disease.   More specifically, our laboratory takes a multidisciplinary approach encompassing molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, and structural biology to interrogate bacterial molecules that reprogram human cellular systems.  Ultimately we are attempting to gain key insights that may reveal new leads into drug development and future treatments for emerging antibiotic resistant microbes.

‘Host-pathogen interactions from atoms to biology’