Howard Curtis Berg
Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Research centers on the motile behavior of bacteria: chemotaxis in Escherichia coli, polymorphic transformations in bacterial flagella, function of the bacterial rotary motor, locomotion of spirochetes, swimming of certain cyanobacteria, bacterial gliding motility. The emphasis is biophysical. Author of Random Walks in Biology (Princeton, 1993) and E. coli in Motion, Springer, 2004.