Gordon – publications

Exposure of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 to Sublethal Doses of Ionizing Radiation Triggers Short-Term SOS Activation and Longer-Term Prophage Activation”  Philip Sweet, Jacob Blacutt, Vernita Gordon, Lydia Contreras.  2023 Applied and Environmental Microbiology  https://doi.org/10.1128/aem.01716-22

Perspective: The viscoelastic properties of biofilm infections and mechanical interactions with phagocytic immune cells”  Marilyn Wells, Rebecca Schneider, Bikash Bhattarai, Hailey Currie, Bella Chavez, Gordon Christopher, Kendra Rumbaugh, Vernita Gordon.  2023 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology  https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2023.1102199

Bacterial mechanosensing of surface stiffness promotes signaling and growth leading to biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa”  Liyun Wang, Yu-Chern Wong, Joshua Correira, Megan Wancura, Christopher Geiger, Shanice S Webster, Benjamin Butler, George A O’Toole, Richard Langford, Katherine Brown, Berkin Dortdivanlioglu, Lauren Webb, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, Vernita Gordon.  2023 bioRxiv  https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.01.26.525810

Advancing Access to Cutting-Edge Tabletop Science”  Michael F Schatz, Pietro Cicuta, Vernita D Gordon, Teuta Pilizota, Bruce Rodenborn, Mark D Shattuck, Harry L Swinney.  2023 Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics  https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-120720-025348

Microrheology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms grown in wound beds”  Minhaz Ur Rahman, Derek F Fleming, Liyun Wang, Kendra P Rumbaugh, Vernita D Gordon, Gordon F Christopher.  2022 npj Biofilms and Microbiomes  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41522-022-00311-1

Contribution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharides Pel and Psl to wound infections”  Derek Fleming, Brandon Niese, Whitni Redman, Emily Vanderpool, Vernita Gordon, Kendra P Rumbaugh.  2022 Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology  https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2022.835754

High-throughput assays show the timescale for phagocytic success depends on the target toughness”  Layla A Bakhtiari, Marilyn J Wells, Vernita D Gordon.  2021 Biophysics Reviews  https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0057071

Quantitative confocal microscopy and calibration for measuring differences in cyclic-di-GMP signalling by bacteria on biomedical hydrogels”  Jacob Blacutt, Ziyang Lan, Elizabeth M Cosgriff-Hernandez, Vernita D Gordon.  2021 Royal Society Open Science  https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201453

Effect of collagen and EPS components on the viscoelasticity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms”  Minhaz Ur Rahman, Derek F Fleming, Indranil Sinha, Kendra P Rumbaugh, Vernita D Gordon, Gordon F Christopher.  2021 Soft Matter  https://doi.org/10.1039/D1SM00463H

Suspended multiwalled, acid-functionalized carbon nanotubes promote aggregation of the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa”  Kristin Kovach, Indu Venu Sabaraya, Parth Patel, Mary Jo Kirisits, Navid B Saleh, Vernita D Gordon.  2020 PLoS ONE  https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0236599

Principles and applications of biological membrane organization”  Wade F Zeno, Kasey J Day, Vernita D Gordon, Jeanne C Stachowiak.  2020 Annual Review of Biophysics  https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-biophys-121219-081637

Specific Disruption of Established Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms Using Polymer-Attacking Enzymes”  Kristin N Kovach, Derek Fleming, Marilyn J Wells, Kendra P Rumbaugh, Vernita Diane Gordon.  2020 Langmuir  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02188

Assaying how phagocytic success depends on the elasticity of a large target structure”  Megan Davis-Fields, Layla A Bakhtiari, Ziyang Lan, Kristin N Kovach, Liyun Wang, Elizabeth M Cosgriff-Hernandez, Vernita D Gordon.  2019 Biophysical Journal  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2019.08.043

From molecules to multispecies ecosystems: the roles of structure in bacterial biofilms”  Vernita Gordon, Layla Bakhtiari, Kristin Kovach.  2019 Physical Biology  10.1088/1478-3975/ab1384

Bacterial mechanosensing: the force will be with you, always”  Vernita D Gordon, Liyun Wang.  2019 Journal of Cell Science  https://doi.org/10.1242/jcs.227694

Increased production of the extracellular polysaccharide Psl can give a growth advantage to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in low-iron conditions”  Jaime Hutchison, Karishma Kaushik, Christopher A Rodesney, Thomas Lilieholm, Layla Bakhtiari, Vernita D Gordon.  2018 BioRxiv  https://doi.org/10.1101/355339

Response to comment on “Magnetosensitive neurons mediate geomagnetic orientation in Caenorhabditis elegans Andres Vidal-Gadea, Chance Bainbridge, Ben Clites, Bridgitte E Palacios, Layla Bakhtiari, Vernita Gordon, Jonathan Pierce-Shimomura.  2018 eLife  https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.31414

Space-saving tips to lower stress”  Vernita D. Gordon.  2018 Nature Physics  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-017-0012-9

Antimicrobial activity of ibuprofen against cystic fibrosis-associated gram-negative pathogens”  Parth N Shah, Kimberly R Marshall-Batty, Justin A Smolen, Jasur A Tagaev, Qingquan Chen, Christopher A Rodesney, Henry H Le, Vernita D Gordon, David E Greenberg, Carolyn L Cannon.  2018 Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy  https://doi.org/10.1128/aac.01574-17

Dynamic Fingering in Adhered Lipid Membranes”  Orrin Shindell, Natalie Mica, Kwan H Cheng, Exing Wang, Vernita D Gordon.  2018 Langmuir  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03708

“The Pseudomonas aeruginosa PSL Polysaccharide Is a Social but Noncheatable Trait in Biofilms” Rosalind Allen, Yasuhiko Irie, Aled Roberts, Kasper Kragh, Vernita Gordon, Jaime Hutchison, Gavin Melaugh, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Stuart West, Stephen Diggle.  2017 mBio  https://doi.org/10.1128/mbio.00374-17

“Mechanosensing of shear by Pseudomonas aeruginosa leads to increased levels of the cyclic-di-GMP signal initiating biofilm development” Christopher A. Rodesney, Brian Roman, Numa Dhamani, Benjamin J. Cooley, Ahmed Touhami and Vernita D. Gordon (May 1, 2017) PNAS 114, (23) 5906-5911. [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1703255114]

“Coupling and sharing when life is hard” Vernita Gordon (May 11, 2017) Science 356, (6338) 583-584. [doi: 10.1126/science.aan3886]

Vernita D Gordon, Megan Davis-Fields, Kristin Kovachand Christopher A Rodesney “Biofilms and mechanics: a review of experimental techniques and findings” doi:10.1088/1361-6463

Everett J, Turner K, Cai Q, Gordon V, Whiteley M, Rumbaugh K. 2017. “Arginine is a critical substrate for the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in burn wound infections.” mBio 8:e02160-16. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02160-16.

“Evolutionary adaptations of biofilms infecting cystic fibrosis lungs promote mechanical toughness by adjusting polysaccharide production” Kristin Kovach,Megan Davis-Fields,Yasuhiko Irie,Kanishk Jain,Shashvat Doorwar,Katherine Vuong,Numa Dhamani,Kishore Mohanty,Ahmed Touhami &Vernita D Gordon npj Biofilms and Microbiomes 3, 1; doi:10.1038/s41522-016-0007-9  Featured on Cystic Fibrosis Today.

“Tobramycin and bicarbonate synergise to kill planktonic Pseudomonas aeruginosa, but antagonise to promote biofilm survival” Karishma S Kaushik, Jake Stolhandske, Orrin Shindell, Hugh D Smythand, and Vernita D. Gordon. npj Biofilms and Microbiomes (2016) 2,16006; doi:10.1038/npjbiofilms.2016.6

Yasuhiko Irie, Aled Roberts, Kasper N Kragh, Vernita D Gordon, Jamie Hutchison, Rosalind J Allen, Gavin Melaugh, Thomas Bjarnsholt, Stuart A West, Stephen P Diggle 2016. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa PSL polysaccharide is a social but non-cheatable trait in biofilms. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/049783

Benjamin J Cooley, Sheri Dellos-Nolan, Numa Dhamani, Ross Todd, William Waller, Daniel Wozniak and Vernita D Gordon 2016. Asymmetry and inequity in the inheritance of a bacterial adhesive. doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/4/045019

Cai Q, Li Z, Ouyang Q, Luo C, Gordon VD. 2016. Singly flagellated Pseudomonas aeruginosa chemotaxes efficiently by unbiased motor regulation. mBio 7(2):e00013-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.00013-16.

Kragh KN, Hutchison JB, Melaugh G, Rodesney C, Roberts AEL, Irie Y, Jensen P?, Diggle SP, Allen RJ, Gordon V, Bjarnsholt T. 2016. Role of multicellular aggregates in biofilm formation. mBio 7(2):e00237-16. doi:10.1128/mBio.00237-16.

Melaugh G, Hutchison J, Kragh KN, Irie Y, Roberts A, Bjarnsholt T, V. D. Gordon, et al. (2016) Shaping the Growth Behaviour of Biofilms Initiated from Bacterial Aggregates. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0149683. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149683

Kaushik KS, Ratnayeke N, Katira P, Gordon VD. 2015 The spatial profiles and metabolic capabilities of microbial populations impact the growth of antibiotic-resistant mutants. J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20150018. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.0018

“Measuring the mechanics of biofilms at multiple lengthscales.” K. Kovach, M. Davis-Fields, C. Rodesney, V. D. Gordon. 2015 Sensing & Measurement. SPIE 1-4 DOI: 10.1117/2.1201503.005754

“Specific adhesion of membranes simultaneously supports dual heterogeneities in lipids and proteins.”  O. Shindell, N. Mica, M. Ritzner and V. D. Gordon. 2015 PCCP 1-10 DOI: 10.1039/c4cp05877a

“Membrane adhesion and the formation of heterogeneities: biology, biophysics, and biotechnology.” V. D. Gordon, T. J. O’Halloran, and O. Shindell. 2015 PCCP 1-12 DOI: 10.1039/c4cp05876c

“A low-cost, hands-on module to characterize antimicrobial compounds using an interdisciplinary, biophysical approach.”  K. S. Kaushik, A. Kessel, N. Ratnayeke, V. D. Gordon.  2015 PLoS Biology DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002044

Solid-like domains in mixed lipid bilayers:  Effect of membrane lamellarity and transition pathway.”  V.D. Gordon, P. A. Beales, G. C. Shearman, Z. Zhao, J. M. Seddon, W. C. K. Poon, S. U. Egelhaaf.  2014 Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, volume 20, chapter 5 (Elsevier)

“Single-cell control of initial spatial structure in biofilm development using laser trapping.”  J. B. Hutchison, C. A. Rodesney, K. S. Kaushik, H. H. Le, D. A. Hurwitz, Y. Irie, V. D. Gordon.  2014 Langmuir 30:4522-4530.  Featured in ‘Laser trapping to show the effects of bacterial arrangement on biofilm infection’?  2014 SPIE Newsroom, DOI:10.1117/2.1201412.005727 and in ”Laser Trapping’ technique could lead to better management of bacterial infections in CF patients‘?  2015 Cystic Fibrosis News Today

“The Vps/VacJ (Mla) ABC Transporter is required for intercellular spread of Shigella flexneri” Chandra Carpenter, Benjamin Cooley, Brittany Needham, Carolyn Fisher, Stephen Trent, Vernita Gordon, and Shelley Payne.  2014 Infection and Immunity 82:660-669 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01057-13

The extracellular polysaccharide Pel makes the attachmetn of P. aeruginosa to surfaces symmetric and short-ranged”  Benjamin J. Cooley, Travis W. Thatcher, Sara M. Hashmi, Guillaume L’Her, Henry H. Le, Daniel A. Hurwitz, Daniele Provenzano, Ahmed Touhami and Vernita D. Gordon.  2013 Soft Matter 9:3871-3876 DOI: 10.1039/c3sm27638d

Shiver me timbers: Pulsatile contractility in model tissues.” Vernita D. Gordon. 2011 PNAS 108: 13363-13364 (invited commentary)

Flagella and pili-mediated near-surface single-cell motility mechanisms in P. aeruginosa.” J. C. Conrad, M. L. Gibiansky, F. Jin, V. D. Gordon, D. A. Motto, M. A. Mathewson, W. G. Stopka, D. C. Zelasko, J. D. Shrout, G. C. L. Wong. 2011 Biophysical Journal 100:1608-1616

The PEL polysaccharide can serve a structural and protective role in the biofilm matrix of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.” Colvin, K. M., Gordon, V. D., Murakami, K., Wozniak, D. J., Wong, G. C. L., Parsek, M. R. 2011 PLOS Pathogens 7:e1001264

Bacteria use type IV pili to walk upright and detach from surfaces.” Gibiansky, M. L., Conrad, J. C., Jin, F., Gordon, V. D., Motto, D.A., Mathewson, M. A., Stopka, W. G., Zelasko, D. C., Shrout, J. D., Wong. G. C. L. 2010 Science 330:197

Making Giant Unilamellar Vesicles via Hydration of a Lipid Film”  S. Manley and V. D. Gordon.  2008 Current Protocols in Cell Biology 24.3.1-24.3.13 (invited article)

Mechanism of a prototypical synthetic membrane-active antimicrobial: Efficient hole-punching by targeting lipids with negative spontaneous curvature”  L. Yang, V. D. Gordon, D. R. Trinkle, M. A. Davis, C. DeVries, A. Som, J. E. Cronan, Jr., G. N. Tew, G. C. L. Wong.  2008 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 105:20595-20600

Adhesion promotes phase separation in mixed-lipid membranes”  V. D. Gordon, M. Deserno, S. U. Egelhaaf, W. C. K. Poon.  2008 Europhysics Letters 84:48003

HIV TAT perforates membranes by inducing saddle-splay curvature: Potential role of bidentate hydrogen bonding”  A. Mishra, V. D. Gordon, L. Yang, R. Coridan, G. C. L. Wong.  2008 Angewandte Chemie ‘ Int Ed 47:2986-2989

Synthetic antimicrobial oligomers induce composition-dependent topological transition in membranes”  L. Yang, V. D. Gordon, A. Mishra, A. Som, K. Purdy, M. A. Davis, G. N. Tew, and G. C. L. Wong.  2007 Journal of the American Chemical Society 129:12141-12147

Lipid organization and the morphology of solid-like domains in phase-separating binary lipid membranes”  V. D. Gordon, P. A. Beales, Z. Zhao, C. Blake, F. C. MacKintosh, P. D. Olmsted, M. E. Cates, S. U. Egelhaaf, W. C. K. Poon.  2006 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Volume 18, p. L415

Solid-like Domains in Fluid Membranes”  P. A. Beales, V. D. Gordon, Z. Zhao, S. U. Egelhaaf, W. C. K. Poon.  2005 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Volume 17, p. S3341

Glioma Expansion in Collagen I Matrices: Analyzing Collagen Concentration-Dependent Growth and Motility Patterns”  L. J. Kaufman, C. P. Brangwynne, K. E. Kasza, E. Filippidi, V. D. Gordon, T. S. Deisboeck, and D. A. Weitz.  2005 Biophysical Journal, Volume 89, p. 635.

Fabrication and Characterization of Self-Assembled Shells Composed of Polystyrene Particles”  M. F. Hsu, M. G. Nikolaides, A. D. Dinsmore, A. R. Bausch, V. D. Gordon, X. Chen. J. W. Hutchinson, and D. A. Weitz.  2005 Langmuir, Volume 21, p. 2963.

Self-Assembled Polymer Membrane Capsules Inflated by Osmotic Pressure”  V. D. Gordon, X. Chen, J. W. Hutchinson, A. R. Bausch, M. Marquez, and D. A. Weitz.  2004 Journal of the American Chemical Society, Volume 126, p. 14117

Engineering the Formation of Complex Structures from Diblock Copolymers”  A. Nikova, V. D. Gordon, G. Cristobal, M. R. Talingting, D. C. Bell, C. Evans, M. Joanicot, J. A. Zasadzinski and D. A. Weitz.  2004 Macromolecules, Volume 37, p. 2215

Measuring the Mechanical Stress Induced by an Expanding Multicellular Tumor System:  A Case Study”  V. D. Gordon, M. T. Valentine, M. L. Gardel, D. Andor-Ardó, S. Dennison, A. A. Bogdanov, D. A. Weitz, T. S. Deisbock.  2003 Experimental Cell Research, Volume 289, p. 58

Rotational Spectra of the Nitrogen-Sulfur Carbon Chains NCnS, n=1-7”   M. C. McCarthy, A. L. Cooksy, S. Mohamed, V. D. Gordon, P. Thaddeus.  2003 Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 144, p. 287

Rotational Spectra of Sulfur Carbon Chains II:  HC5S, HC6S, HC7S, & HC8S, and H2C4S, H2C5S, H2C6S, & H2C7S”  V. D. Gordon, M. C. McCarthy, A. J. Apponi, P. Thaddeus.  2002 Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 138, p. 297

Rotational Spectra of Sulfur Carbon Chains I:  The Radicals C4S, C5S, C6S, C7S, C8S, and C9S”  V. D. Gordon, M. C. McCarthy, A. J. Apponi, P. Thaddeus.  2001 Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 134, p. 311

“Structures of Two Linear Silicon-Carbides, SiC4 and SiC6:  Isotopic Substitution and Ab Initio Theory”  V. D. Gordon, E. S. Nathan, A. J. Apponi, M. C. McCarthy, P. Thaddeus, P. Botschwina.  2000 Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 113, p. 5311

Laboratory Detection of HC6N, a Carbon Chain with a Triplet Electronic Ground State”  V. D. Gordon, M. C. McCarthy, A. J. Apponi, P. Thaddeus.  2000 Astrophysical Journal, Volume 540, p. 286

Rotational spectrum and theoretical structure of the carbene HC4N”  M. C. McCarthy, A. J. Apponi, V. D. Gordon, C. A. Gottlieb, P. Thaddeus, T. D. Crawford, J. F. Stanton.  1999 Journal of Chemical Physics, Volume 111, p. 6750

Laboratory detection of two new C5H2 isomers”  C. A. Gottlieb, M. C. McCarthy, V. D. Gordon, J. M. Chakan, A. J. Apponi, P. Thaddeus.  1998 Astrophysical Journal, Volume 509, p. L141

In-plane magnetic anisotropy of bcc Co on GaAs(001)”  Y. Z. Wu, H. F. Ding, C. Jing, D. Wu, G. L. Liu, V. Gordon, G. S. Dong, X. F. Jin, S. Zhu, K. Sun.  1998 Physical Review B, Volume 57, p. 11935

New molecular collisional interaction effect in low-energy sputtering”  Y. Yao, Z. Hargitai, M. Albert, R. G. Albridge, A. V. Barnes, J. M. Gilligan, B. Ferguson, G. Lupke, V. D. Gordon, N. H. Tolk, J. C. Tully, G. Betz, W. Husinsky.  1998 Physical Review Letters, Volume 81, p. 550

Molecular effects in sputtering yields measured on gold at near-threshold energies”  N. H. Tolk, Z. Hargitai, Y. Yao, B. Pratt-Ferguson, M. M. Albert, R. G. Albridge, A. V. Barnes, J. M. Gilligan, V. D. Gordon, G. Lupke, A. Puckett, J. Tully, G. Betz, W. Husinsky.  1998 Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya (Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics), Volume 62, p. 676

“Applications of free-electron lasers”  N. H. Tolk, R. G. Albridge, A. V. Barnes, B. M. Barnes, J. L.  Davidson, V. D. Gordon, G. Margaritondo, J. T. Mckinley, G. A. Mensing, J. Sturmann.  1997 China Cent. Adv. Sci. Technol. (World Lab.) Symp./Workshop Proc., Volume 12, p. 49

Free-electron laser wavelength-selective materials alteration and photoexcitation spectroscopy”  N. H. Tolk, R. G. Albridge, A. V. Barnes, B. M. Barnes, J. L. Davidson, V. D. Gordon, G. Margaritondo, J. T. McKinley, G. A. Mensing, J. Sturmann.  1996 Applied Surface Science, Volume 106, p. 205