Borrelia burgdorferi cells expressing soluble GFP in the cytoplasm and lipidated RFP on the surface.

Welcome to the Zückert Lab!

Our laboratory studies Borrelia spirochetes, the bacteria causing Lyme disease and relapsing fever. In particular, we are interested in defining the underlying mechanisms governing the deployment of the bacteria's main virulence factors, as well as their interactions with their mammalian hosts.

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Lab News

April 27, 2017
Alex Dowdell successfully defended his dissertation!  Congratulations on staring down over 120 Borrelia lipoproteins, Agent BB_007!

March 21, 2012
Kristina Bridges successfully defended her dissertation! Congratulations!!!

December 9, 2011
Just Post it! Jutras et al. (2012) use conditional overexpression of two DNA-binding proteins through our Post promoter (Whetstine et al., 2009) to reveal an additional fundamental layer of gene regulation in Borrelia burgdorferi.

November 9, 2011
Spirochetes rule! After Leptospira in November, our own Borrelia will grace the cover of the December issue of the Journal of Bacteriology! Congratulations to Shiyong on a great paper, and to Ryan for finally getting one of his first constructs "published" ;)

Cover of 2011 J. Bacteriol

October 24, 2011:
Wolf receives the 2011 Ruth Bohan Teaching Professorship Award!

Last modified: Jun 16, 2017