Faculty and Staff

Peter D. Newell

Title: Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology and Pathogenesis, Dartmouth College, 2010
B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Middlebury College, 2003

Areas of Specialty: Microbiology

Research Interests:

Recent Publications:

Ivanov, IE, Boyd, CD, Newell, PD, Schwartz, ME, Turnbull, L, Johnson, MS, Whitchurch, CB, O'Toole, GA, and Camesano, TA. (2013) Atomic force and super-resolution microscopy support a role for LapA as a cell-surface biofilm adhesin of Pseudomonas fluorescens.  Res Microbiol 163(9-10):685-91.

Newell, PD, Boyd, CB, Sondermann, H, and O'Toole, GA (2011) A c-di-GMP effector system controls cell adhesion by inside-out signaling and surface protein cleavage. PLoS Biol 9(2): e1000587.

Navarro, MVAS, Newell, PD, Krasteva, PV, Chatterjee, D*, and O'Toole, GA, Sondermann, H (2011) Structural Basis for c-di-GMP-mediated Inside-out Signaling Controlling Periplasmic Proteolysis. PLoS Biol 9(2): e1000588

Newell, PD, Yoshioka, S, Hvorecny, KL, Monds, RD, and O'Toole, GA (2011) Systematic analysis of diguanylate cyclases that promote biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1.  J Bacteriol 193(18):4685-98.

Monds, RD, Newell, PD, Wagner, JC, Schwartzman, JA, Lu, W, Rabinowitz, JD, and O'Toole, GA (2010) Di-adenosine tetraphosphate (Ap4A) metabolism impacts biofilm formation by Pseudomonas fluorescens via c-di-GMP-dependent pathways.  J Bacteriol 192(12):3011-23.

Newell, PD, Monds, RD, and O'Toole, GA (2009) LapD is a bis-(3',5')-cyclic dimeric GMP binding protein that regulates surface attachment by Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. PNAS 106(9):3461-3466.

Monds, RD, Newell, PD, Gross, RH, and O'Toole, GA (2007) Phosphate-dependent modulation of c-di-GMP levels regulates Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1 biofilm formation by controlling secretion of the adhesin LapA.  Mol Microbiol 63(3):659-679.

Wu, H, Bu, S, Newell, P, Chen, Q, and Fives-Taylor, P (2007) Two gene determinants are differentially involved in the biogenesis of Fap1 precursors in Streptococcus
parasanguis.  J Bacteriol 189(4):1390-8.

Monds, RD, Newell, PD, Schwartzman, JA, and O'Toole, GA (2006)  Conservation of the Pho regulon in Pseudomonas fluorescens Pf0-1. Appl Environ Microbiol 72(3):1910-1924.