Since 2022, Scott Saunders has been appointed as a Distinguished Fellow in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics. He is also a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center of Systems Biology, and the Department of Microbiology. Before joinining UTSW, he completed his PhD at Caltech with Dianne Newman, studying biofilm physiology in the pathogenic bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Rob Phillips (Caltech) and investigated the transcriptional regulatory architecture of E. coli.
- Antibiotic resistance in opportunistic pathogens
- High throughput bacterial genetics
- Synthetic biology & tool development
- Extracellular DNA Promotes Efficient Extracellular Electron Transfer by Pyocyanin in Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms.
- Saunders SH, Tse ECM, Yates MD, Otero FJ, Trammell SA, Stemp EDA, Barton JK, Tender LM, Newman DK, Cell 2020 08 182 4 919-932.e19
- The Colorful World of Extracellular Electron Shuttles.
- Glasser NR, Saunders SH, Newman DK, Annu Rev Microbiol 2017 09 71 731-751
- Draft Genome Sequence of the Redox-Active Enteric Bacterium Citrobacter portucalensis Strain MBL.
- Tsypin LM, Saunders SH, Bar-On Y, Leadbetter JR, Newman DK, Microbiol Resour Announc 2020 Aug 9 32
- Enzymatic Degradation of Phenazines Can Generate Energy and Protect Sensitive Organisms from Toxicity.
- Costa KC, Bergkessel M, Saunders S, Korlach J, Newman DK, mBio 2015 Oct 6 6 e01520-15