Corey Dominick

  • Professor
OEH 219 Desk #1
(412) 648-9930


I am interested in bacteria swimming and sensing.  Bacteria can actively move around in their environment, swimming toward favorable conditions and away from unfavorable regions. In a homogeneous environment, certain motile bacteria preform a random walk.  In a inhomogeneous environment, with gradients of chemicals and/or temperature, cells bias the random walk toward better conditions.  Currently  we are studying the response of Escherichia coli to impulsive exposure to both chemical attractants (certain amino acids) and temperature perturbations.


Advisor - Early Years

Dr. Hanna Salman



Graduate Advisor

Xiao-lun Wu