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Professor Published in The Journal of Bacteriology

SIOUX FALLS – A paper by Augustana’s Dr. Paul Egland, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been accepted for publication in a September issue of  The Journal of Bacteriology.

“Interspecies Signaling Between Veillonella atypica and Streptococcus gordonii Requires the Transcription Factor CcpA” is the title of the paper.

Dr. Egland’s research is in the area of cell-cell interactions between different species of bacteria in dental plaque. The goal of his research is to understand the mechanism and results of communication between bacterial species.

The research described in the current publication addresses a genetic requirement for one bacterial species to detect and respond to signals from a different species.

Augustana student co-authors are Bart Johnson (Marshall, MN) class of 2008; Ben Jensen (Rapid City, SD) class of 2010; Eric Ransom (Wolsey, SD) class of 2010; Kimberly Heinemann (Flandreau, SD) class of 2007; and Kelly Vannatta (Owatonna, MN), class of 2006. In addition, Dr. Kristi A. Egland of Sanford Research/USD is a co-author.

Dr. Egland, a native of Storm Lake, IA, received a BA in biology from Luther College and a PhD in microbiology from the University of Iowa.