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Karen Beeri
Staff Scientist

Research Interests and Accomplishments

Karen Beeri is a Staff Scientist in the Microbial and Environmental Genomics Department at the JCVI in San Diego since 2011. She earned her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Oceanography in Israel at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Prior to joining JCVI, she held research technician positions at the Universities of Michigan and Chicago. She studied evolution of compensatory mutations to antibiotic resistance in E. coli and B. subtilis, phage exclusion systems and toxin production and release in the bacteriophage 933W and Lipoteichoic acid synthesis in B.anthracis.

Her current research focuses on physiological response of the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum to nutrient availability and the molecular basis of nitrogen and carbon metabolism in marine phytoplankton populations.

Select Publications

Tyler JS, Beeri K, et al.
Prophage Induction Is Enhanced and Required for Renal Disease and Lethality in an EHEC Mouse Model.

PLoS Pathogens. 2013 Mar 01; 9: e1003236.[more]

Garufi G, Hendrickx AP, et al.
Synthesis of Lipoteichoic Acids in Bacillus Anthracis.

Journal of Bacteriology. 2012 Aug 01; 194: 4312-21.[more]

Friedman, D. I., Mozola, C. C., et al.
Activation of a Prophage-encoded Tyrosine Kinase by a Heterologous Infecting Phage Results In a Self-inflicted Abortive Infection.

Molecular microbiology. 2011 Nov 01; 82(3): 567-77.[more]

Kahlon, S., Beeri, K., et al.
A Putative Sensor Kinase, Hik31, Is Involved In the Response of Synechocystis Sp. Strain PCC 6803 to the Presence of Glucose

Microbiology. 2006 Mar 01; 152(0): 647-55.[more]

Vardi, A., Schatz, D., et al.
Dinoflagellate-cyanobacterium Communication May Determine the Composition of Phytoplankton Assemblage In a Mesotrophic Lake

Curr Biol. 2002 Oct 15; 12(20): 1767-72.[more]