Recommended Readings: Lars Dietrich, Ph.D.

Monday Lecture Series

Redox-active Antibiotics Control Gene Expression and Community Behavior in Divergent Bacteria

Lars Dietrich, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Monday, March 16, 2009

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.)

Second Floor, Welch Hall

Recommended Articles:

Dietrich, L. E. P., A. Price-Whelan, A. Petersen, M. Whiteley, and D. K. Newman. 2006. The phenazine pyocyanin is a terminal signalling factor in the quorum sensing network of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Molecular Microbiology. 61(5):1308-1321.

Dietrich, L. E. P., T. K. Teal, A. Price-Whelan, and D. K. Newman. 2008. Redox-active antibiotics control gene expression and community behavior in divergent bacteria. Science. 321(5893):1203-1206.

Gorodetsky, A. A., L. E. P. Dietrich, P. E. Lee, B. Demple, D. K. Newman, and J. K. Barton. 2008. DNA binding shifts the redox potential of the transcription factor SoxR. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 105(10):3684-3689.

Price-Whelan, A., L. E. P. Dietrich, and D. K. Newman. 2007. Pyocyanin alters redox homeostasis and carbon flux through central metabolic pathways in Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA14. Journal of Bacteriology. 189(17):6372-6381.

Price-Whelan, A., L.E.P. Dietrich, and D. K. Newman. 2006. Rethinking ‘secondary’ metabolism: Physiological roles for phenazine antibiotics. Nature Chemical Biology. 2(2):71-78.

Recommended Readings: Kevin Foster, Ph.D.

Monday Lecture Series

Social Interactions in Microbes

Kevin Foster, Ph.D.

Bauer Fellow

Center for Systems Biology, Harvard University

Monday, March 9, 2009

4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (Refreshments, 3:45 p.m.)

Second Floor, Welch Hall

Recommended Articles:

Foster, K. R. 2006. Sociobiology: The phoenix effect. Nature. 441(7091):291-292.

Foster, K. R., K. Parkinson, and C. R. L. Thompson. 2007. What can microbial genetics teach sociobiology? Trends in Genetics. 23(2):74-80.

Foster, K. R., and T. Wenseleers. 2006. A general model for the evolution of mutualisms. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 19(4):1283-1293.

Foster, K. R., T. Wenseleers, F. L. W. Ratnieks, and D. C. Queller. 2006. There is nothing wrong with inclusive fitness. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 21(11):599-600.

Foster, K. R., and JoaoB Xavier. 2007. Cooperation: Bridging ecology and sociobiology. Current Biology. 17(9):R319-R321.

Gilbert, O. M., K. R. Foster, N. J. Mehdiabadi, J. E. Strassmann, and D. C. Queller. 2007. High relatedness maintains multicellular cooperation in a social amoeba by controlling cheater mutants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(21):8913-8917.

Lehmann, L., K. R. Foster, E. Borenstein, and M. W. Feldman. 2008. Social and individual learning of helping in humans and other species. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 23(12):664-671.

Nadell, C. D., J. B. Xavier, and K. R. Foster. 2009. The sociobiology of biofilms. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 33(1):206-224.

Nadell, C. D., J. B. Xavier, S. A. Levin, and K. R. Foster. 2008. The evolution of quorum sensing in bacterial biofilms. PLoS Biology. 6(1):0171-0179.

Pizzari, T., and K. R. Foster. 2008. Sperm sociality: Cooperation, altruism, and spite. PLoS Biology. 6(5):0925-0931.

Rankin, D. J., A. López-Sepulcre, K. R. Foster, and H. Kokko. 2007. Species-level selection reduces selfishness through competitive exclusion. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 20(4):1459-1468.

Smukalla, S., M. Caldara, N. Pochet, A. Beauvais, S. Guadagnini, C. Yan, M. D. Vinces, et al. 2008. FLO1 is a variable green beard gene that drives biofilm-like cooperation in budding yeast. Cell. 135(4):726-737.

Xavier, J. B., and K. R. Foster. 2007. Cooperation and conflict in microbial biofilms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104(3):876-881.