Ambrose Cheung, MD
Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology
Northwestern University Medical School, MD 1980
Colby College, BA 1976
Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Programs
Dartmouth Medical School
Vail 210 - HB 7550
Hanover NH 03755
Dr. Cheung's major research interests are regulation of virulence gene in Staphylococcus aureus, a major human pathogen both in the community and in hospital settings. My lab has four separate but related directions: 1) regulation of virulence determinants by global regulatory in S. aureus; 2) expression of virulence genes in vivo; 3) development of novel targets for antimicrobial therapy; 4) role of sRNA in virulence in S. aureus.
Expanding the Staphylococcus aureus SarA Regulon to Small RNAs.
The Enzymatic Activity of Inosine 5'-Monophosphate Dehydrogenase May Not Be a Vulnerable Target for Staphylococcus aureus Infections.
The Staphylococcus aureus toxin-antitoxin system YefM-YoeB is associated with antibiotic tolerance and extracellular dependent biofilm formation.
Role of the Staphylococcus aureus Extracellular Loop of GraS in Resistance to Distinct Human Defense Peptides in PMN and Invasive Cardiovascular infections.
GraS Sensory Activity in Staphylococcus epidermidis Is Modulated by the "Guard Loop" of VraG and the ATPase Activity of VraF.
The extracellular loop of the membrane permease VraG interacts with GraS to sense cationic antimicrobial peptides in Staphylococcus aureus.
Impact of the Novel Prophage ϕSA169 on Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endovascular Infection.
The Stringent Response Contributes to Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Endovascular Infection Through the Purine Biosynthetic Pathway.
The Toxin-Antitoxin MazEF Drives Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm Formation, Antibiotic Tolerance, and Chronic Infection.
Interspecies interactions induce exploratory motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.