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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
Associate 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

Environmental Microbiology
Aliashkevich, Alena; Howell, Matthew; Brown, Pamela J. B.; 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.
mBio, American Society for Microbiology 2021, Vol. 12, (2)
Murphy, Shannon G.; Murtha, Andrew N.; Zhao, Ziyi; et al.
Antibiotics, MDPI 2021, Vol. 10, (3) : 1-17
Wang, Jinglan; Alvarez, Laura; Bulgheresi, Silvia; 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
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, National Academy of Sciences 2017, Vol. 114, (5) : E781-E790
Abraham, Nabil M.; Liu, Lei; Jutras, Brandon Lyon; et al.
mBio, Vol. 8, (6)
Castanheira, Sonia; Cestero, Juan J.; Rico-Perez, Gadea; et al.
International Microbiology, Institut d'Estudis Catalans 2017, Vol. 20, (3) : 149-150
Cava, Felipe
International Microbiology, Vol. 20, (3)
Cava, Felipe
Journal of Bacteriology, American Society for Microbiology 2017, Vol. 199, (17)
Howell, Matthew; Aliashkevich, Alena; Salisbury, Anne K.; et al.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY 2017, Vol. 61, (4)
Kudrin, Pavel; Varik, Vallo; Oliveira, Sofia Raquel Alves; et al.
The Analyst, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY 2017, Vol. 142, (11) : 1916-1928
Kumar, Keshav; Cava, Felipe
PLOS ONE, Public library science 2017, Vol. 12, (10)
Kumar, Keshav; Espaillat, Akbar; Cava, Felipe
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 101, (2) : 673-684
Maciejewska, B; Roszniowski, B; Espaillat, Akbar; et al.
Sensors and actuators. B, Chemical, Vol. 242 : 95-101
Moreno-Guzman, Maria; Garcia-Carmona, Laura; Molinero-Fernandez, Agueda; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, FRONTIERS MEDIA SA 2017, Vol. 8
Terceti, Mateus S.; Rivas, Amable J.; Alvarez, Laura; et al.
Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers Media S.A. 2017, Vol. 8
van Teeseling, Muriel C. F.; de Pedro, Miguel A.; Cava, Felipe

Research groups

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

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