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Karen Visick
Ph.D.
  • Professor
  • Microbiology and Immunology
Research Keywords
  • Gene Cloning
  • Gene Regulation
  • Genetics
  • Infectious Diseases/Agents
  • Molecular Microbiology
Publications

Gimme shelter: how Vibrio fischeri successfully navigates an animal's multiple environmentsNorsworthy,A. N.; Visick,K. L.Frontiers in microbiology 2013 ;4( ):356

The syp enhancer sequence plays a key role in transcriptional activation by the sigma54-dependent response regulator SypG and in biofilm formation and host colonization by Vibrio fischeriRay,V. A.; Eddy,J. L.; Hussa,E. A.; Misale,M.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2013 ; ( ):

Arabinose induces pellicle formation by Vibrio fischeriVisick,K. L.; Quirke,K. P.; McEwen,S. M.APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY 2013 ;79(6):2069-2080

Inhibition of SypG-Induced Biofilms and Host Colonization by the Negative Regulator SypE in Vibrio fischeriMorris,A. R.; Visick,K. L.PLoS ONE 2013 ;8(3):e60076

The response regulator SypE controls biofilm formation and colonization through phosphorylation of the syp-encoded regulator SypA in Vibrio fischeriMorris,A. R.; Visick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2013 ;87(3):509-525

Sensor kinase RscS induces the production of antigenically distinct outer membrane vesicles that depend on the symbiosis polysaccharide locus in Vibrio fischeri.Shibata,S.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2012 ;194(1):185-194

Role for cheR of Vibrio fischeri in the Vibrio-squid symbiosisDeloney-Marino,C. R.; Visick,K. L.Canadian journal of microbiology 2012 ;58(1):29-38

Roles of the structural symbiosis polysaccharide (syp) genes in host colonization, biofilm formation, and polysaccharide biosynthesis in Vibrio fischeriShibata,S.; Yip,E. S.; Quirke,K. P.; Ondrey,J. M.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2012 ;194(24):6736-6747

A semi-quantitative approach to assess biofilm formation using wrinkled colony developmentRay,V. A.; Morris,A. R.; Visick,K. L.Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE 2012 ;(64):e4035. doi(64):e4035

LuxU connects quorum sensing to biofilm formation in Vibrio fischeriRay,V. A.; Visick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2012 ;86(4):954-970

Inactivation of a novel response regulator is necessary for biofilm formation and host colonization by Vibrio fischeri.Morris,A. R.; Darnell,C. L.; Visick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2011 ;82(1):114-130

Control of biofilm formation and colonization in Vibrio fischeri: a role for partner switching?Morris,A. R.; Visick,K. L.Environmental microbiology 2010 ;12(8):2051

The cyclic-di-GMP phosphodiesterase BinA negatively regulates cellulose-containing biofilms in Vibrio fischeri.Bassis,C. M.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2010 ;192(5):1269-1278

An intricate network of regulators controls biofilm formation and colonization by Vibrio fischeriVisick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2009 ;74(4):782-789

Vibrio biofilms: so much the same yet so differentYildiz,F. H.; Visick,K. L.Trends in microbiology 2009 ;17(3):109-118

A single regulatory gene is sufficient to alter bacterial host range.Mandel,M. J.; Wollenberg,M. S.; Stabb,E. V.; Visick,K. L.; Ruby,E. G.Nature 2009 ;458(7235):215-218

The hybrid sensor kinase RscS integrates positive and negative signals to modulate biofilm formation in Vibrio fischeri.Geszvain,K.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2008 ;190(13):4437-4446

Multiple factors contribute to keeping levels of the symbiosis regulator RscS low.Geszvain,K.; Visick,K. L.FEMS microbiology letters 2008 ;285(1):33-39

Get the message out: cyclic-Di-GMP regulates multiple levels of flagellum-based motilityWolfe,A. J.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2008 ;190(2):463-475

RscS functions upstream of SypG to control the syp locus and biofilm formation in Vibrio fischeri.Hussa,E. A.; Darnell,C. L.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2008 ;190(13):4576-4583

Identification of a cellobiose utilization gene cluster with cryptic beta-galactosidase activity in Vibrio fischeri.Adin,D. M.; Visick,K. L.; Stabb,E. V.Applied & Environmental Microbiology 2008 ;74(13):4059-4069

The putative hybrid sensor kinase SypF coordinates biofilm formation in Vibrio fischeri by acting upstream of two response regulators, SypG and VpsR.Darnell,C. L.; Hussa,E. A.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2008 ;190(14):4941-4950

The sugar phosphotransferase system of Vibrio fischeri inhibits both motility and bioluminescence.Visick,K. L.; O'Shea,T. M.; Klein,A. H.; Geszvain,K.; Wolfe,A. J.Journal of Bacteriology 2007 ;189(6):2571-2574

Bioluminescence in Vibrio fischeri is controlled by the redox-responsive regulator ArcA.Bose,J. L.; Kim,U.; Bartkowski,W.; Gunsalus,R. P.; Overley,A. M.; Lyell,N. L.; Visick,K. L.; Stabb,E. V.Molecular microbiology 2007 ;65(2):538-553

Two-component response regulators of Vibrio fischeri: identification, mutagenesis, and characterization.Hussa,E. A.; O'Shea,T. M.; Darnell,C. L.; Ruby,E. G.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2007 ;189(16):5825-5838

Roles of bacterial regulators in the symbiosis between Vibrio fischeri and Euprymna scolopesGeszvain,K.; Visick,K. L.Progress in Molecular & Subcellular Biology 2006 ;41( ):277-290

Diguanylate cyclases control magnesium-dependent motility of Vibrio fischeri.O'Shea,T. M.; Klein,A. H.; Geszvain,K.; Wolfe,A. J.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2006 ;188(23):8196-8205

Vibrio fischeri and its host: it takes two to tangoVisick,K. L.; Ruby,E. G.Current opinion in microbiology 2006 ;9(6):632-638

The symbiosis regulator rscS controls the syp gene locus, biofilm formation and symbiotic aggregation by Vibrio fischeri.Yip,E. S.; Geszvain,K.; DeLoney-Marino,C. R.; Visick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2006 ;62(6):1586-1600

A novel, conserved cluster of genes promotes symbiotic colonization and sigma-dependent biofilm formation by Vibrio fischeri.Yip,E. S.; Grublesky,B. T.; Hussa,E. A.; Visick,K. L.Molecular microbiology 2005 ;57(5):1485-1498

Magnesium promotes flagellation of Vibrio fischeri.O'Shea,T. M.; Deloney-Marino,C. R.; Shibata,S.; Aizawa,S.; Wolfe,A. J.; Visick,K. L.Journal of Bacteriology 2005 ;187(6):2058-2065

Vibrio fischeri sigma54 controls motility, biofilm formation, luminescence, and colonization.Wolfe,A. J.; Millikan,D. S.; Campbell,J. M.; Visick,K. L.Applied & Environmental Microbiology 2004 ;70(4):2520-2524

Chemoattraction of Vibrio fischeri to serine, nucleosides, and N-acetylneuraminic acid, a component of squid light-organ mucus.DeLoney-Marino,C. R.; Wolfe,A. J.; Visick,K. L.Applied & Environmental Microbiology 2003 ;69(12):7527-7530

Interests
  • Knitting