Uniformed Services University

Laboratory Information

Michael J. Daly, Ph.D.  

Full Professor (CV)

Email Address: michael.daly@usuhs.edu

Phone: (301) 295-3750 


After completing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in genetics at Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, Mike Daly joined the Department of Pathology at USU, School of Medicine. Since then, the focus of his research has been the genetic development of the extremely radiation resistant bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans. Early on, it was evident that D. radiodurans is uniquely suited to the analysis of DNA repair, and the goal of his functional genomics-based program has been to harness Deinococcus resistance mechanisms for practical purposes - including bioremediation, radioprotectors, and for preparing irradiated vaccines. This work has been a regular topic of discussion in mainstream academics, biotechnology, on the Internet, Twitter, and in the news media where Deinococcus has been covered by the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, and others.

Lab Members

Dr. Michael Daly Lab Photo



Elena Gaidamakova, Ph.D.
Email Address: elena.gaidamakova.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-0063
Robert Volpe, Research Assistant
Email Address: rpv87457@marymount.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889

Rok Tkavc, Ph.D.
Email Address: rok.tkavc.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889

Olga Grichenko, Ph.D.
Email Address: olga.grichenko.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-1889
Vera Matrosova, Ph.D.
Email Address: vera.matrosova.ctr@usuhs.edu
Phone: (301) 295-3347
Gözen Ertem, Ph.D, Volunteer
Kira Makarova, Ph.D. (Collaborator from NCBI, NIH)
Email Address: makarova@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 435-5912
Marina Omelchenko, Ph.D. (Collaborator from NCBI, NIH)
Email Address: omelchen@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: (301) 594-8081
Hassan Brim, Ph.D. (Collaborator from Howard University) 
Email Address: hbrim@howard.edu
Phone: (202) 806-4198