Dr. Jason Peters is an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Sciences Division and an affiliate of the Department of Bacteriology and the Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology. Prior to joining UW–Madison in 2018, Peters was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California San Francisco. Peters received his PhD in genetics from UW–Madison.
Peters' work couples CRISPR-based functional genomics with cross-species analysis to perform a systematic analysis of gene networks, providing pioneering insights into the fundamental mechanisms by which bacteria respond to antibiotics and enable us to develop new strategies to fight bacterial infections. Peters is also involved in biofuels research with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center where he's using CRISPR techniques to study how the toxic compounds in hydrolysate affect the growth of the bacterium, and identifying which genes to change to make the bacteria more resistant to those toxins.
Conversion, Zymomonas, Genetic Engineering, CRISPRi