THE DICKENSON LAB @
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Our group takes an interdisciplinary approach to address challenging health related problems. Students in our group can expect to learn and apply techniques from many disciplines including molecular biology, microbiology, physics, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry. We are especially interested in dissecting the molecular interactions that support bacterial infection mechanisms and utilizing this understanding to develop novel anti-infectious treatment methodologies against enteric bacterial pathogens.
Some of our most recent publications:
H.B. Case, D. Mattock, and N.E. Dickenson*. Shutting Down Shigella Secretion: Characterizing Small Molecule Type Three Secretion System ATPase Inhibitors. Biochemistry. 2018 57(50): 6906-6916.
H.B Case and N.E. Dickenson*. MxiN Differentially Regulates Monomeric and Oligomeric Species of the Shigella Type Three Secretion System ATPase Spa47. Biochemistry. 2018 57(15): 2266-2277
A.R. Bernard, T.C. Jessop, P. Kumar, and N.E. Dickenson*. Deoxycholate-Enhanced Shigella Virulence Is Regulated by a Rare π-Helix in the Type Three Secretion System Tip Protein IpaD. Biochemistry. 2017 56(49): 6503-6514