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Guo, T. and J.K. Herman (2022) Magnesium modulates Bacillus subtilis cell division frequency. J. Bacteriol. e0037522. PMID: 36515540.

Miller, A.K. and J.K. Herman (2022) RefZ and Noc act synthetically to prevent aberrant divisions during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. J. Bacteriol. 204(6): :e0002322. PMID: 35506695.

Brown, E.E., A.K. Miller, I.V. Krieger, R.M. Otto, J.C. Sacchettini, and J.K. Herman (2019) A DNA-binding protein tunes septum placement during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. J. Bacteriol. 201(16): pii: e00287-19. PMID: 27489185.

Sperber, A.M. and J.K. Herman (2017) Metabolism shapes the cell. J. Bacteriol. 199(11): e00039-17. PMID: 28320879.


Duan, Y., J.D. Huey, and J.K. Herman (2016) The DnaA inhibitor SirA acts in the same pathway as Soj (ParA) to facilitate oriC segregation during Bacillus subtilis sporulation. Mol Microbiol. 102(3): 530-544. PMID: 27489185.

Duan, Y., A.M. Sperber, and J.K. Herman (2016) YodL and YisK possess shape-modifying activities that are suppressed by mutations in Bacillus subtilis mreB and mbl. J. Bacteriol. 198(15): 2074-2088. PMID: 27215790


Miller, A.K., E.E. Brown, B.T. Mercado, and J.K. Herman. (2016) A DNA-binding protein defines the precise region of chromosome capture during Bacillus sporulation. Mol Microbiol. 99(1): 111-122. PMID: 26360512.


Ababneh, Q.A. and J.K. Herman. (2015) A secreted factor coordinates environmental quality with Bacillus development.  PLoS One. 10(12): e0144168. PMID: 26657919.


Ababneh, Q.A. and J.K. Herman. (2015) CodY regulates SigD levels and activity by binding to three sites in the fla/che operon. 197(18).  J. Bacteriol. 197(1): 128-37. PMID: 26170408.


Ababneh, Q.A. and J.K. Herman. (2015) RelA Inhibits Bacillus subtilis motility and chaining. J. Bacteriol. 197(1): 128-137. PMID: 25331430.


Wagner-Herman, J.K., R. Bernard, R. Dunne, A.W. Bisson-Filho, K. Kumar, T. Nyguen, L. Mulcahy, J. Koullias, F.J. Gueiros-Filho, and D.Z. Rudner. (2012) RefZ facilitates the switch from medial to polar division during spore formation in Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 169(17): 4608-4618. PMID: 22730127.


Wagner, J.K. , K. A. Marquis, and D. Z. Rudner (2009). SirA enforces diploidy by inhibiting the replication initiator DnaA during spore formation in Bacillus subtilis. Mol Microbiol. 73(5): 963-974. PMID: 19682252.


Wagner, J.K., J.E. Heindl, A.N. Gray, S. Jain, and M.B. Goldberg (2009) Contribution of the periplasmic chaperone Skp to efficient presentation of the autotransporter IcsA on the surface of Shigella flexneri. J Bacteriol. 191(3): 815-21. PMID: 19047350.


Wagner, J.K. and Y.V. Brun (2007) Out on a limb: how the Caulobacter stalk can boost the study of bacterial cell shape.  Mol Microbiol. 64: 28–33. PMID: 17376069.


Wagner, J.K., S. Setayeshgar, L. Sharon, J. Reilly, and Y.V. Brun. (2006) A nutrient uptake role for bacterial cell envelope extensions. PNAS. 103(31): 11772-11777. PMID: 16861302.

Featured article:  See comment by H.H. McAdams, PNAS. 103(31): 11435-6.


Wagner, J.K., C.D. Galvani, and Y.V. Brun (2005) Caulobacter crescentus requires RodA and MreB for stalk synthesis and prevention of ectopic pole formation. J. Bacteriol. 187(2): 544-553. PMID: 15629926.


He, X., W. Chang, D. L. Pierce, L. Seib, J. Wagner, and C. Fuqua (2003) Quorum-sensing in Rhizobium sp. NGR234 regulates conjugal transfer (tra) gene expression and influences growth rate. J. Bacteriol. 185:  809-822. PMID: 12533456..


In formal logic a contradiction is the signal of a defeat, but in the evolution of real knowledge it marks the first step in progress toward a victory.

--Alfred North Whitehead

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