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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Education

BA Biology, Minor Marine Science, UNC - Chapel Hill, 2016
MS Marine Science, UNC - Chapel Hill, 2020

Research Interests

  • Microbial competitive interactions during host-colonization
  • How horizontal gene transfer drives the evolution of symbioses
  • Microscopy, bioinformatics, and designing molecular tools

Selected Publications

Smith, S., & Septer, A. N. (2021). Quantification of Interbacterial Competition using Single-Cell Fluorescence Imaging. JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments), (175), e62851.

Smith, S., Salvato, F., Garikipati, A., Kleiner, M., & Septer, A. N. (2021). Activation of the type VI secretion system in the squid symbiont Vibrio fischeri requires the transcriptional regulator TasR and the structural proteins TssM and TssA. Journal of Bacteriology, JB-00399.

Lin, Y. L., Smith, S. N., Kanso, E., Septer, A. N., & Rycroft, C. H. (2021). A subcellular biochemical model for T6SS dynamics reveals winning competitive strategies. bioRxiv.

Speare, L., Smith, S., Salvato, F., Kleiner, M., & Septer, A. N. (2020). Environmental Viscosity Modulates Interbacterial Killing during Habitat Transition. mBio, 11(1).

Septer, A. N., Speare, L., Coleman, C. K., Smith, S., Dorsey, C., Wilson, T., & Gifford, S. M. (2020). Draft Genome Sequence of a Harveyi Clade Bacterium Isolated from Lolliguncula brevis Squid. Microbiology Resource Announcements, 9(8), e00078-00020. doi:10.1128/mra.00078-20

Speare, L., Cecere, A. G., Guckes, K. R., Smith, S., Wollenberg, M. S., Mandel, M. J., … & Septer, A. N. (2018). Bacterial symbionts use a type VI secretion system to eliminate competitors in their natural host. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201808302.