Schulmeyer, K

Kayley Janssen

Address: 540 EMRB
Phone: (319) 335-8666
Email: kayley-schulmeyer@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Timothy L. Yahr, PhD

Undergraduate Institution: University of Wyoming

Year Entered Into Program: 2013

Research Description

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a Gram-negative bacterium that causes opportunistic infections. My research focuses on the global regulation of virulence factors in P. aeruginosa and P. aeruginosa ability to transition from an acute virulent phenotype to a chronic virulent phenotype.


Steven, B., S.E. Dowd., K.H. Schulmeyer, N.L. Ward. (2011) Phylum-targeted pyrosequencing reveals diverse planctomycete populations in a eutrophic lake. Aquat Microb Ecol 64:41-49.

Schulmeyer, K.H., M. Diaz , T. Bair, W. Sanders, C. J. Gode, A.l. Laederach, M. C. Wolfgang, and T. L. Yahr (2016). Sequence and secondary structure requirements for recognition of target RNAs by Pseudomonas aeruginosa  RsmF. J Bacteriol  

Marsden A.E., P. J. Intile, K. H. Schulmeyer, E. R. Simmons-Patterson, M. L. Urbanowski, M. C., and T. L. Yahr (2016), Vfr directly activates, exsA transcription to regulate expression of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system. J Bacteriol