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Ellen L. Neidle

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We use the easy genetic system of a  soil bacterium, Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1, to study diverse aspects of gene expression and chromosomal rearrangements. This research has implications for medical issues (gene amplification), environmental issues (bioremediation), biotechnology/bioenergy (conversion of lignin to biofuels), and evolution (new methods for experimental evolution).




  • Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University
  • B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University
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Selected Publications:

Elliott, K.T., Cuff, L.E., and Neidle, E.L. (2013) Copy number change: evolving views on gene amplification. Future Microbiology 8:887-899.

Alanazi, A.M., Neidle, E.L., and Momany, C. (2013) The DNA-binding domain of BenM reveals the structural basis for the recognition of a T-N11-A sequence motif by LysR-type transcriptional regulators. Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography 69:1995-2007.

Seaton, S.C., Elliott, K.T., Cuff, L.E., Laniohan, N.S., Patel, P.R., and Neidle, E.L. (2012) Genome-wide selection for increased copy number in Acinetobacter baylyi ADP1: locus and context-dependent variation in gene amplification. Molecular Microbiology 83:520-535.

Articles Featuring Ellen L. Neidle

Chantel Duscent-Maitland of the Neidle Lab is the recipient of the 2023 Dr. Juergen Wiegel Award.  The award was announced on October 12, 2023 at the Dr. Juergen Wiegel seminar given by Dr. Michael Adams. The Dr. Juergen Wiegel Graduate Award in…

"Five faculty have received Creative Teaching Awards for 2023." Link to original article here.

The Microbiology Department would like to congratulate these Graduate Students on receiving a Graduate School Travel Grant! The Department of Microbiology will have scientists representing us at conferences all over the world this summer! 

The Microbiology is proud to announce that Stacy Bedore and Coralis Rodriguez have been chose as 2021-22 OTA recipients. The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Assistant (OTA) award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice…

The Department of Microbiology is proud to announce that PhD Candidate, Alyssa Baugh of the Neidle Lab has been selected as a 2020-2021 ARCS Foundation Fellow.

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