The Yildiz lab current research focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation, c-di-GMP signaling, and environmental stress response.

The Yildiz lab is lead by Fitnat Yildiz, who received her B.Sc. from Hacettepe University, Turkey, her Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, and completed postdoctoral studies at Carnegie Institution of Washington, Department of Plant Biology and Stanford University Medical School. She was a recipient of the Ellison Medical foundation New Scholar Award in Global Infectious Disease and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.