Elio Schaechter

San Diego State University

Elio Schaechter is Distinguished Professor, emeritus, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology, San Diego State University; and Adjunct Professor, University of California at San Diego. With Vincent Racaniello, Michael Schmidt, and Michele Swanson, he is a host of the podcast This Week in Microbiology and is the founder of the blog Small Things Considered.

Latest from Elio Schaechter

Bacteria send nucleotide signals

Bacteria send nucleotide signals

Oct. 3, 2019

An homage to the life and work of Stuart Levy, and the remarkably diverse array of cyclic nucleotides synthesized by bacteria that likely mediate interactions with animal and plant hosts.
Asgards meet the Tardigrades

Asgards meet the Tardigrades

Sept. 20, 2019

Tardigrades on the Moon, and the twelve year quest to isolate an archaeon that provides insights into the emergence of the first eukaryotic cell.
A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

Aug. 22, 2019

Mutualistic symbiosis between marine protists covered with magnetosome-containing bacteria.
This frass doesn’t stink

This frass doesn’t stink

Aug. 8, 2019

How the microbiome and gut anatomy of a wood-feeding beetle promotes lignocellulose deconstruction, and bacteria that degrade PET plastic.
In the company of Elio

In the company of Elio

July 12, 2019

Elio Schaechter's career, his work in microbiology, and his love for microbes and mushrooms.