Howard Berg

Karen Fahrner

Basarab Gabriel Hosu

Thibault Roland

Abhishek Shrivastava

Linda Turner Stern

Navish Wadhwa

Rowland Institute         Harvard University

Karen Fahrner

Research Associate

Harvard University
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Harvard Bio Labs
16 Divinity Avenue, Room 3063
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: 617-495-4217, Fax: 617-496-1114

I am working on changes in structure of bacterial flagella that enhance or hinder polymorphic transformations and on the load dependence of flagellar motor switching.

Selected Publications

Fahrner, K.A. and Berg, H.C. Mutations that stimulate flhDC expression in Escherichia coli K-12. J. Bacteriol. 197 No.19, 3087-3096 (2015).

Yuan, J., Fahrner, K.A., Turner, L., and Berg, H.C. Asymmetry in the clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation of the bacterial flagellar motor. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107, 12846-12849 (2010).

Yuan, J., Fahrner, K. A. & Berg, H. C. Switching of the bacterial flagellar motor near zero load. J. Mol. Biol. 390, 394-400 (2009).

Bates, D., Epstein, J., Boyle, E., Fahrner, K., Berg, H. and Kleckner, N. The Escherichia coli baby cell column: a novel cell synchronization method provides new insight into the bacterial cell cycle. Molec. Microbiol. 57, 380-391 (2005).

Fahrner, K.A., Ryu, W.S. and Berg, H.C. Bacterial flagellar switching under load. Nature 423, 938 (2003).

Scharf, B.E., Fahrner, K.A. and Berg, H.C. CheZ has no effect on flagellar motors activated by CheY13DK106YW. J. Bacteriol. 180, 5123-5128 (1998).

Fahrner, K.A., Block, S.M., Krishnaswamy, S., Parkinson, J.S. and Berg, H.C. A mutant hook–associated protein (HAP3) facilitates torsionally-induced transformations of the flagellar filament of Escherichia coli. J. Mol. Biol. 238, 173–186 (1994).

Block, S.M., Fahrner, K.A. and Berg, H.C. Visualization of bacterial flagella by video-enhanced light microscopy. J. Bacteriol. 173, 933–936 (1991).