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Felipe Cava

I am a group leader at MIMS and researching the cell walls of bacteria.

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Affiliation
Professor at Department of Molecular Biology Units: Research group Felipe Cava
Location
6K och 6L, Sjukhusområdet Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå
Affiliation
Affiliated as research fellow at Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS) Units: Research groups
Location
6L, Institutionen för molekylärbiologi Institutionen för molekylärbiologi, 90187 Umeå

The Cava lab aims at deciphering new knowledge on one of the most remarkable structures of bacteria – their cell wall – both to provide answers to scientific fundamental questions and to improve our options to combat long-standing and emerging infectious diseases.

We have launched an integrative research program to uncover and exploit the unnoticed variability of the bacterial cell wall. This investigation is imperative for a realistic understanding of cell wall biology in nature, in particular its role in environmental adaptation and signaling.

More information about projects, publications, and open positions in my group

I am also affiliated researcher at Icelab at Umeå University

Developmental Cell, Elsevier 2022, Vol. 57, (3) : 344-360
Delerue, Thomas; Anantharaman, Vivek; Gilmore, Michael C.; et al.
Microbiology Spectrum, American Society for Microbiology 2022, Vol. 10, (1)
Giacomucci, Sean; Alvarez, Laura; Rodrigues, Christopher D.A.; et al.
PLoS Pathogens, Public Library of Science 2022, Vol. 18, (1)
Hernández, Sara B.; Castanheira, Sónia; Graciela Pucciarelli, M.; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications Ltd 2022, Vol. 11
Weaver, Anna; Alvarez, Laura; Rosch, Kelly; et al.
The FEBS Journal
Aliashkevich, Alena; Cava, Felipe
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 23, (10) : 5823-5836
Aliashkevich, Alena; Howell, Matthew; Brown, Pamela J. B.; et al.
Annual Review of Microbiology, ANNUAL REVIEWS 2021, Vol. 75 : 151-174
Alvarez, Laura; Hernandez, Sara B.; Cava, Felipe
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 12, (3)
Campbell, Christopher; Fingleton, Claire; Zeden, Merve S.; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 12, (6)
Dai, Yunfei; Pinedo, Victor; Tang, Amy Y.; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications Ltd. 2021, Vol. 10
del Peso Santos, Teresa; Alvarez, Laura; Sit, Brandon; et al.
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 19 : 1119-1126
Espaillat, Akbar; Carrasco-López, Cesar; Bernardo-García, Noelia; et al.
Applied and Environmental Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 87, (5)
Espinosa, Elena; Daniel, Sandra; Hernández, Sara B.; et al.
Current Opinion in Microbiology, Elsevier 2021, Vol. 60 : 88-95
Hernandez, Sara B.; Cava, Felipe
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Science 2021, Vol. 118, (40)
Le, Nguyen-Hung; Pinedo, Victor; Lopez, Juvenal; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 12, (2)
Murphy, Shannon G.; Murtha, Andrew N.; Zhao, Ziyi; et al.
Cell Chemical Biology, Cell Press 2021, Vol. 28, (2) : 213-e4
Rivera, Sylvia L.; Espaillat, Akbar; Aditham, Arjun K.; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 12, (6)
Simpson, Brent W.; Nieckarz, Marta; Pinedo, Victor; et al.
Antibiotics, MDPI 2021, Vol. 10, (3) : 1-17
Wang, Jinglan; Alvarez, Laura; Bulgheresi, Silvia; et al.
mBio, ASM International 2021, Vol. 12, (5)
Williams, Michelle A.; Aliashkevich, Alena; Krol, Elizaveta; et al.
Bio-protocol, Bio-protocol 2020, Vol. 10, (19)
Alvarez, Laura; Cordier, Baptiste; van Teeffelen, Sven; et al.
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2020, Vol. 202, (6)
Amon, Jeremy D.; Yadav, Akhilesh K.; Ramirez-Guadiana, Fernando H.; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2020, Vol. 11
Bueno, Emilio; Pinedo, Victor; Cava, Felipe
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2020, Vol. 202, (24)
Bueno, Emilio; Sit, Brandon; Waldor, Matthew K.; et al.
Cell reports, Cell Press 2020, Vol. 31, (4)
Hernandez, Sara B.; Dorr, Tobias; Waldor, Matthew K.; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY 2020, Vol. 64, (10)
Isnard, Christophe; Hernandez, Sara B.; Guerin, Francois; et al.
Science Advances, American Association for the Advancement of Science 2020, Vol. 6, (30)
Le, Nguyen-Hung; Peters, Katharina; Espaillat, Akbar; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2020, Vol. 117, (21) : 11692-11702
Shin, Jung-Ho; Sulpizio, Alan G.; Kelley, Aaron; et al.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications 2020, Vol. 9
Vigouroux, Antoine; Cordier, Baptiste; Aristov, Andrey; et al.
PLoS Genetics, Public Library of Science (PLOS) 2020, Vol. 16, (1)
Woldemeskel, Selamawit Abi; Daitch, Allison K.; Alvarez, Laura; et al.
Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry 2019, Vol. 17, (17) : 4350-4358
Bernardo-Garcia, Noelia; Sánchez-Murcia, Pedro A.; Espaillat, Akbar; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 10
Chauhan, Deepika; Srivastava, Pulkit Anupam; Ritzl, Barbara; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 2019, Vol. 10, (4)
Fleurie, Aurore; Zoued, Abdelrahim; Alvarez, Laura; et al.
Molecular Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2019, Vol. 111, (4) : 1074-1092
Howell, Matthew; Aliashkevich, Alena; Sundararajan, Kousik; et al.
Nature Chemistry, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 11, (4) : 335-341
Hsu, Yen-Pang; Hall, Edward; Booher, Garrett; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2019, Vol. 10
Irazoki, Oihane; Hernandez, Sara B.; Cava, Felipe
mBio, American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 2019, Vol. 10, (4)
Jacquier, Nicolas; Yadav, Akhilesh K.; Pillonel, Trestan; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Joers, Arvi; Vind, Kristiina; Hernandez, Sara B.; et al.
ACS Chemical Biology, American Chemical Society (ACS) 2019, Vol. 14, (12) : 2745-2756
Kuru, Erkin; Radkov, Atanas; Meng, Xin; et al.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2019, Vol. 10, (1)
Murphy, Shannon G.; Alvarez, Laura; Adams, Myfanwy C.; et al.
mSystems, American Society for Microbiology 2019, Vol. 4, (6)
Torrens, Gabriel; Hernandez, Sara B.; Ayala, Juan Alfonso; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 9
Aliashkevich, Alena; Alvarez, Laura; Cava, Felipe
The ISME Journal, Nature Publishing Group 2018, Vol. 12, (2) : 438-450
Alvarez, Laura; Aliashkevich, Alena; de Pedro, Miguel A.; et al.
Bio-protocol, BIO-PROTOCOL 2018, Vol. 8, (7)
Alvarez, Laura; Cava, Felipe
Nature Microbiology, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 2018, Vol. 3, (12) : 1346-1353
Bueno, Emilio; Sit, Brandon; Waldor, Matthew K.; et al.
Environmental Microbiology, John Wiley & Sons 2018, Vol. 20, (10) : 3851-3861
Chahlafi, Zahra; Alvarez, Laura; Cava, Felipe; et al.
Analytical Methods, Royal Society of Chemistry 2018, Vol. 10, (10) : 1172-1180
Kumar, Keshav; Cava, Felipe
Analytical Biochemistry, Elsevier 2018, Vol. 550 : 8-14
Kumar, Keshav; Cava, Felipe
ChemCatChem, Wiley-VCH Verlagsgesellschaft 2018, Vol. 10, (14) : 3002-3011
Orrego, Alejandro H.; Lopez-Gallego, Fernando; Espaillat, Akbar; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2018, Vol. 9
Yadav, Akhilesh K.; Espaillat, Akbar; Cava, Felipe

Research groups

Head of research
Felipe Cava Group
The aim is to develop new antibiotics

Felipe Cava wants to learn more about the small and complex microbes.