Dan Drecktrah

Dan Drecktrah

Associate Research Professor

Office: Clapp 204


B.S. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Ph.D. Cornell University


Selected Publications

Drecktrah, D., L.S. Hall, P. Rescheneder, M.C. Lybecker and D.S. Samuels. 2018. The stringent response-regulated sRNA transcriptome of Borrelia burgdorferi. Front Cell Infection Microbiology. (8):231. doi: 10.3389/fcimb2018.00231.

Hargreaves, M.L., D. Drecktrah, M. Lybecker, R.D. LeCoultre and D.S. Samuels. 2018. RNase III processing of rRNA in the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi. J. Bact. 200 (13): doi: 10.1128/JB.00035-18.

Samuels D.S., D. Drecktrah and L.S Hall. 2018. Genetic Transformation and Complementation. Methods Mol Biol. 1690: 183-200. doi: 1007/978-1-4939-7383-5_15.

Drecktrah, D. and D.S. Samuels. 2017. Genetic Manipulation of Borrelia Spp. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. doi: 10.1007/82_2017_51.

Caimano, M.J., D. Drecktrah, F. Kung and D.S. Samuels. 2016. Interaction of the Lyme disease spirochete with its tick vector. Cell Microbiol. (7) 919-27. doi: 10.1111/cmi.12609.

Drecktrah, D., M.C. Lybecker, N. Popitsch, P. Rescheneder, L.S. Hall, and D.S. Samuels. 2015. The Borrelia burgdorferi RelA/SpoT homolog and stringent response regulate survival in the tick vector and global gene expression during starvation. PLOS Path. 11(9):e1005160.

Drecktrah, D., L.S. Hall,L.L.  Hoon-Hanks and D.S. Samuels. 2013. An Inverted Repeat in the ospC Operator Is Required for Induction in Borrelia burgdorferi. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68799. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068799.

Brisson, D., D. Drecktrah, , C.H. Eggers and D.S. Samuels. 2012. Genetics of Borrelia burgdorferi. Annu. Rev. Genet. 46:515-536.

Hoon-Hanks, L.L.*, E.A. Morton, M.C. Lybecker, J.M. Battisti, D.S. Samuels and D. Drecktrah. 2012. Borrelia burgdorferi malQ mutants utilize disaccharides and transverse the enzootic cycle. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 66:157-165.

Drecktrah, D., J.M. Douglas* and D.S. Samuels.  2010.  Use of rpsL as a counterselectable marker in Borrelia burgdorferiAppl. Environ. Microbiol. 3:985-7.

Knodler, L.A., S. Winfree, D. Drecktrah, R. Ireland and O. Steele-Mortimer.  2009.  Ubiquitination of the bacterial inositol phosphatase, SopB, regulates its biological activity at the plasma membrane.  Cell. Microbiol. 11:1652-70.

Drecktrah, D., S. Levine-Wilkinson, T. Dam, S. Winfree, L. A. Knodler, T. A. Schroer and O. Steele-Mortimer.  2008.  Dynamic behavior of Salmonella-induced membrane tubules in epithelial cells. Traffic. 9:2117-2129.

 Brown, W. J., H. Plutner, D. Drecktrah, B.L. Judson and W.E. Balch.  2008.  The lysophospholipid acyltransferase antagonist CI-976 inhibits a late step in COPII vesicle budding. Traffic. 9:786-797.

Drecktrah, D., L.A. Knodler, D. Howe and O. Steele-Mortimer.  2007.  Salmonella trafficking is defined by continuous dynamic interactions with the endolysosomal system. Traffic. 8:212-25.

Drecktrah, D., L.A. Knodler, R. Ireland and O. Steele-Mortimer.  2006. The mechanism of Salmonella entry determines the vacuolar environment and intracellular gene expression. Traffic. 7:39-51.

Drecktrah, D., L.A. Knodler, K. Galbraith and O. Steele-Mortimer.  2005.  The Salmonella SPI1 effector SopB stimulates nitric oxide production long after invasion.  Cell. Microbiol. 7:105-114.