Erickson, David

Microbiology & Molecular Biology

Email: 3{hqrsv|oodCjpdlo1frp  (Email Form)

Website: http://ericksonlab.byu.edu

3133  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-1981

Associate Professor

 Teaching Interests
Bacterial Pathogenesis, General Microbiology
 Research Interests
Our laboratory is focused on questions related to pathogen evolution, gene expression, and adaptation to different environments. We are especially interested in understanding how bacterial pathogens disrupt, avoid, or otherwise compromise the innate immune systems of their hosts. We primarily work with bacteria in the genus Yersinia, which includes Y. pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, as well as Y. pseudotuberculosis and Y. enterocolitica, which cause food-borne illnesses.
 Courses Taught

Winter 2017
  • MMBIO 364: Bacterial Pathogenesis Section 001, 002
  • MMBIO 490R: Molecular Biology Seminar Section 001
  • MMBIO 691R: Graduate Seminar Section 001
  • MMBIO 695R: Research Section 006
Fall 2016
  • MMBIO 221: General Microbiology Section 001
  • MMBIO 695R: Research Section 006
Summer 2016
  • MMBIO 699R: Master's Thesis Section 007
Spring 2016
  • MMBIO 695R: Research Section 006

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Zhou W, Russell CW, Johnson KL, Mortensen RD, Erickson DL. 2012. Gene expression analysis of Xenopsylla cheeps (Siphonaptera: Pulicidae) suggests a role for reactive oxygen species in response to Yersinia pestis infection. Journal of Medical Entomology. 49(2):364-70.

Erickson DL, Russell CW, Johnson KL, Hileman T, Stewart RM. 2011. PhoP and OxyR transcriptional regulators contribute to Yersinia pestis virulence and survival within Galleria mellonella. Microbial Pathogenesis. 51(6):389-95.

Vogt SL, Green C, Day B, Stevens KM, Erickson DL, Woods DE, Storey DG. 2011. The stringent response is essential for Pseudomonas aeruginosa virulence in a chronic infection of the rat lung and the Drosophila melanogaster feeding model of infection. Infection and Immunity. 79(10):4094-104.

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