Zachary Dalebroux



B.S., Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Michigan Medical School – Ann Arbor

Current Research:

(1) Investigating the role of membrane lipid modification in Salmonella resistance to antimicrobial peptides.

(2) Forward genetic screening to identify components of the Salmonella envelope involved in maintaining the outer membrane permeability barrier to antimicrobial peptides .

Honors and Awards:

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (2011-present)

Chairperson, Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Toxins & Pathogenicity (July 7-8, 2012)

Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship, Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan (2009)


1) Dalebroux, ZD, Svensson, SL, Gaynor, EC, Swanson, MS, ppGpp Conjures Bacterial Virulence. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 2010 Jun;74(2):171-99.

2) Dalebroux ZD, Yagi BF, Sahr T, Buchrieser C, Swanson MS. Distinct roles of ppGpp and DksA in Legionella pneumophila differentiation. Mol Microbiol. 2010, Apr;76(1):200-19.

3) Edwards RL, Dalebroux ZD, Swanson MS. Legionella pneumophila couples fatty acid flux to microbial differentiation and virulence. Mol Microbiol. 2009, Mar;71(5):1190-1204.

4) Dalebroux ZD, Edwards RL, Swanson MS. SpoT governs Legionella pneumophila differentiation in host macrophages. Mol Microbiol. 2009 Feb;71(3):640-58.

5) Suzuki MR, Hunt CG, Houtman CJ, Dalebroux ZD, Hammel KE. Fungal hydroquinones contribute to brown rot of wood. Environ Microbiol. 2006 Dec;8(12):2214-23.

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