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Peter J. Christie

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
The University of Texas Health Science Center
United States of America


Dr. Peter J. Christie has received his PhD in Cornell University during the period of 1986. Currently, he is working as Professor in university of Texas Medical School. He has received postdoctoral fellowship in University of Washington and Stanford University.

Research Interest

Macromolecular transport processes during pathogenesis


  • Bhatty M, Camacho MI, Gonzalez-Rivera C, Frank KL, Dale JL, Manias DA, Dunny GM, Christie PJ. PrgU: a suppressor of sex pheromone toxicity in Enterococcus faecalis. Mol Microbiol. 2017 Feb;103(3):398-412.

  • Yaakov N, Barak Y, Pereman I, Christie PJ, Elbaum M. Direct fluorescence detection of VirE2 secretion by Agrobacterium tumefaciens. PLoS One. 2017 Apr 12;12(4):e0175273.

  • Gordon JE, Costa TRD, Patel RS, Gonzalez-Rivera C, Sarkar MK, Orlova EV, Waksman G, Christie PJ. Use of chimeric type IV secretion systems to define contributions of outer membrane subassemblies for contact-dependent translocation. Mol Microbiol. 2017 Jul;105(2):273-293.

  • Christie PJ. Structural biology: Loading T4SS substrates. Nat Microbiol. 2017 Aug 24;2:17125.

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