Robert A. Britton, PhD

  • Professor, Molecular Virology and Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine


The Britton laboratory is interested in the role of microbes in health and disease, with a focus on identifying microbes with therapeutic properties for a variety of ailments. We use bacterial genetics, genomics, microbial ecology, and physiology to investigate individual microbes and microbial community structure and function. We also are interested in genes that are conserved from bacteria to humans, with a focus on GTPase proteins that control ribosomal subunit assembly.


University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Post-Doctoral Fellowship
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts