Julie's minireview published in mBio

Julie Kaiser’s most recent work describes the role of branched-chain amino acids in bacterial adaptation to nutrient starvation. The paper is entitled “Branching Out: Alterations in Bacterial Physiology and Virulence Due to Branched-Chain Amino Acid Deprivation”.

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Flannagan and watson team up to investigate S. lugdunensis

Ron Flannagan and David Watson worked closely together on a study that investigated the survival of S. lugdunensis in macrophages. Thanks to Bas Surewaard from the Kubes lab in Calgary for a great collaboration! The paper, entitled "The surreptitious survival of the emerging pathogen Staphylococcus lugdunensis within macrophages as an immune evasion strategy" is published in Cellular Microbiology


Julie Kaiser
Julie's recent work published in PLoS Genetics

In collaboration with the Brinsmade Lab at Georgetown University, the Murphy Lab at the University of British Columbia, and the Edgell Lab at Western University, our paper describes the mechanisms regulating branched-chain amino acid synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus. The study describes the nutritional cues that regulate whether S. aureus acquires BCAAs or synthesizes them itself. 

Julie Kaiser