Faculty and Staff

Peter D. Newell

Title: Assistant Professor

Ph.D. in Molecular Microbiology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2010
B.A. in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Middlebury College, 2003

Areas of Specialty: Microbiology; Genetics and Genomics of bacteria

Research Interests
Interactions between animals and microbes, particularly those between invertebrates and their gut microbiota; Interactions between microbes within host-associated microbial communities; Adaptations of bacteria to a host-associated lifestyle.

Recent Publications:
*Denotes undergraduate student mentee, **denotes graduate student mentee

Newell, PD, Chaston, JM, Wang, Y, Winans, NJ*, Sannino, DR**,Wong, ACN, Dobson, AJ, Kagle, J, and Douglas, AE. (2014) In vivo function and comparative-genomic analyses of the Drosophila gut microbiota identify candidate symbiosis factors. Frontiers in Microbiology. In Press.

Chaston, JM, Newell, PD, and Douglas, AE. (2014) Metagenome-wide association of microbial determinants of host phenotype in Drosophila melanogaster. MBio. 5(5):e01631-14.

Newell, PD, and Douglas, AE. (2014) Interspecies interactions determine the impact of the gut microbiota on nutrient allocation in Drosophila melanogaster. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 80(2): 788-96.

Newell, PD, Fricker, AD, Roco, CA, Chandrangsu, P, and Merkel, SM. (2013) A Small-Group Activity Introducing the Use and Interpretation of BLAST. J. Microbiol. Biol. Educ. 14(2): 238-43.

Russell, CW, Bouvaine, S, Newell, PD, and Douglas, AE. (2013) Shared metabolic pathways in a coevolved insect-bacterial symbiosis. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79 (19): 6117-23.

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.

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.