Faculty and Staff

Timothy Braun

Title: Assistant Professor

Education:
Ph.D. Biology, University of Utah at Salt Lake City
B.S. Recombinant Gene Technology (Biology) and Chemistry, SUNY Fredonia

Area(s) of Specialty: Molecular Microbiology

Research Interests: Bacterial Motility and Bacterial Physiology with special interest in bioenergetics

Recent Publications:


Braun, T.F., Khubbar, M.K., McBride, M.J. Flavobacterium  johnsoniae gliding motility genes identified by mariner mutagenesis. J. Bacteriol. 187(20), 6943-6952 (2005).

Braun, T.F. & McBride, M.J. Flavobacterium  johnsoniae GldJ is a lipoprotein that is required for gliding motility.  J. Bacteriol. 187(8), 2628-2637, (2005).

McBride M.J. & Braun T.F. GldI is a lipoprotein that is required for Flavobacterium johnsoniae gliding motility and chitin utilization. J Bacteriol. 186(8), 2295-302 (2004).

Braun, T.F.
, *Al-Mawsawi L.Q., Kojima S., Blair D.F. Arrangement of core membrane segments in the MotA/MotB proton-channel complex of Escherichia coli. Biochemistry 43(1), 35-45 (2004).

McBride M.J., Braun T.F., Brust J.L. Flavobacterium johnsoniae GldH is a lipoprotein that is required for gliding motility and chitin utilization. J Bacteriol. 185(22), 6648-57(2003).

Braun, T.F. & Blair, D.F. Targeted disulfide cross-linking of the MotB protein of Escherichia coli: evidence for two H(+) channels in the stator complex. Biochemistry 40(43), 13051-59 (2001) .

Braun, T.F. A biochemical and physiological study of the stator complex of the bacterial flagellar motor. (dissertation) University of Utah press (2000).

Van Way, Susan,M., *Hosking,E.R., Braun,T.F., and Manson, Micheal, D. Mot protein assembly into the bacterial flagellum: A model based on mutational analysis of the motB gene. J. Mol. Biol. 297, 7-24 (2000).

Braun, T.F., *Poulson, S., *Gully, J.B., *Empey, J.C., VanWay, S., *Putnam, A., and D.F. Blair. Function of proline residues of MotA in torque generation by the flagellar motor of Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 181, 3542-3551 (1999).

Zhou, J.,Sharp, L.,Tang, H., Lloyd, S.A., *Billings, S., Braun, T.F., and D.F. Blair. Function of protonatable residues in the flagellar motor of Escherichia coli:: A critical role for Asp32 of MotB. J. Bacteriol. 180, 2729-2735 (1998).

Tang,H., Braun, T.F., and D.F. Blair. Motility protein complexes in the bacterial flagellar motor. J. Mol. Biol. 261, 209-221 (1996).

* denotes undergraduate collaborator