Breck Duerkop, PhD
Assistant Professor, Immunology and Microbiology


  • 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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Department: Immunology and Microbiology