Breck Duerkop, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology and Microbiology


  • Spencer BL, Chatterjee A, Duerkop BA, Baker CJ, Doran KS. Complete Genome Sequence of Neonatal Clinical Group B Streptococcal Isolate CJB111. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2021 Jan 14;10(2). PubMed PMID: 33446593
  • Chatterjee A, Willett JLE, Dunny GM, Duerkop BA. Phage infection and sub-lethal antibiotic exposure mediate Enterococcus faecalis type VII secretion system dependent inhibition of bystander bacteria. PLoS Genet. 2021 Jan;17(1):e1009204. PubMed PMID: 33411815
  • Canfield GS, Chatterjee A, Espinosa J, Mangalea MR, Sheriff EK, Keidan M, McBride SW, McCollister BD, Hang HC, Duerkop BA. Lytic bacteriophages facilitate antibiotic sensitization of Enterococcus faecium . Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Mar 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33649110
  • Mangalea MR, Paez-Espino D, Kieft K, Chatterjee A, Chriswell ME, Seifert JA, Feser ML, Demoruelle MK, Sakatos A, Anantharaman K, Deane KD, Kuhn KA, Holers VM, Duerkop BA. Individuals at risk for rheumatoid arthritis harbor differential intestinal bacteriophage communities with distinct metabolic potential. Cell Host Microbe. 2021 May 12;29(5):726-739.e5. PubMed PMID: 33957082
  • Palacios Araya D, Palmer KL, Duerkop BA. CRISPR-based antimicrobials to obstruct antibiotic-resistant and pathogenic bacteria. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Jul;17(7):e1009672. PubMed PMID: 34237097
  • Kirsch JM, Brzozowski RS, Faith D, Round JL, Secor PR, Duerkop BA. Bacteriophage-Bacteria Interactions in the Gut: From Invertebrates to Mammals. Annu Rev Virol. 2021 Sep 29;8(1):95-113. PubMed PMID: 34255542
  • Johnson CN, Sheriff EK, Duerkop BA, Chatterjee A. Let Me Upgrade You: Impact of Mobile Genetic Elements on Enterococcal Adaptation and Evolution. J Bacteriol. 2021 Oct 12;203(21):e0017721. PubMed PMID: 34370561
  • Morrisette T, Lev KL, Canfield GS, Duerkop BA, Kebriaei R, Stamper KC, Holger D, Lehman SM, Willcox S, Arias CA, Rybak MJ. Evaluation of Bacteriophage Cocktails Alone and in Combination with Daptomycin Against Daptomycin-Nonsusceptible Enterococcus faecium . Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2021 Nov 1;:AAC0162321. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34723631
  • Mangalea MR, Duerkop BA. Fitness Trade-Offs Resulting from Bacteriophage Resistance Potentiate Synergistic Antibacterial Strategies. Infect Immun. 2020 Jun 22;88(7). PubMed PMID: 32094257
  • Chatterjee A, Willett JLE, Nguyen UT, Monogue B, Palmer KL, Dunny GM, Duerkop BA. Parallel Genomics Uncover Novel Enterococcal-Bacteriophage Interactions. mBio. 2020 Mar 3;11(2). PubMed PMID: 32127456
  • Morrisette T, Lev KL, Kebriaei R, Abdul-Mutakabbir JC, Stamper KC, Morales S, Lehman SM, Canfield GS, Duerkop BA, Arias CA, Rybak MJ. Bacteriophage-Antibiotic Combinations for Enterococcus faecium with Varying Bacteriophage and Daptomycin Susceptibilities. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Aug 20;64(9). PubMed PMID: 32571816
  • Canfield GS, Duerkop BA. Molecular mechanisms of enterococcal-bacteriophage interactions and implications for human health. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2020 Aug;56:38-44. PubMed PMID: 32652484
  • Alhajjar N, Chatterjee A, Spencer BL, Burcham LR, Willett JLE, Dunny GM, Duerkop BA, Doran KS. Genome-Wide Mutagenesis Identifies Factors Involved in Enterococcus faecalis Vaginal Adherence and Persistence. Infect Immun. 2020 Sep 18;88(10). PubMed PMID: 32778611
  • Kleiner M, Bushnell B, Sanderson KE, Hooper LV, Duerkop BA. Transductomics: sequencing-based detection and analysis of transduced DNA in pure cultures and microbial communities. Microbiome. 2020 Nov 15;8(1):158. PubMed PMID: 33190645
  • Zhu W, Winter MG, Byndloss MX, Spiga L, Duerkop BA, Hughes ER, Büttner L, de Lima Romão E, Behrendt CL, Lopez CA, Sifuentes-Dominguez L, Huff-Hardy K, Wilson RP, Gillis CC, Tükel Ç, Koh AY, Burstein E, Hooper LV, Bäumler AJ, Winter SE. Precision editing of the gut microbiota ameliorates colitis. Nature. 2018 Jan 11;553(7687):208-211. PubMed PMID: 29323293
  • Hughes ER, Winter MG, Duerkop BA, Spiga L, Furtado de Carvalho T, Zhu W, Gillis CC, Büttner L, Smoot MP, Behrendt CL, Cherry S, Santos RL, Hooper LV, Winter SE. Microbial Respiration and Formate Oxidation as Metabolic Signatures of Inflammation-Associated Dysbiosis. Cell Host Microbe. 2017 Feb 8;21(2):208-219. PubMed PMID: 28182951
  • Duerkop BA, Huo W, Bhardwaj P, Palmer KL, Hooper LV. Molecular Basis for Lytic Bacteriophage Resistance in Enterococci. MBio. 2016 Aug 30;7(4). PubMed PMID: 27578757
  • Chatterjee A, Willett JLE, Dunny GM, Duerkop BA. Phage infection and sub-lethal antibiotic exposure mediate Enterococcus faecalis type VII secretion system dependent inhibition of bystander bacteria. PLOS Genet. In Press
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