Emily McMackin, PhD


  • BS, Biochemistry, Spring Hill College
  • PhD, Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
  • Postdoctoral Study, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa

Selected Publications

  • Williams McMackin EA, Corley JM, Karash S, Marden JN, Wolfgang MC, Yahr TL. 2021. Cautionary notes on the use of arabinose- and rhamnose-inducible expression vectors in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J Bacteriol 203(16): e00224-21.
  • Janssen KH*, Corley JM*, Djapgne L, Cribbs JT, Voelker D, Slusher Z, Nordell R, Regulski EE, Kazmierczak BI, Williams McMackin EA, Yahr TL. 2020. Hfq and sRNA 179 inhibit expression of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa cAMP-Vfr and type III secretion regulons. mBio 11(3): e00363-20.
  • Williams McMackin EA, Marsden AE, Yahr TL. 2019. H-NS family members MvaT and MvaU regulate the Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system. J Bacteriol 201(14): e00054-19.
  • Williams McMackin EA, Djapgne L, Corley JM, Yahr TL. 2019. Fitting pieces into the puzzle of Pseudomonas aeruginosa type III secretion system gene expression. J Bacteriol 201(13): e00209-19. Invited Review.
  • Williams EA*, Mba Medie F*, Bosserman RE, Johnson BK, Reyna C, Ferrell MJ, Champion MM, Abramovitch RB, Champion PA. 2017. A nonsense mutation in Mycobacterium marinum that is suppressible by a novel mechanism. Infect Immun 85(2): e00653-16.
  • Mba Medie F, Champion MM, Williams EA, Champion PA. 2014. Homeostasis of N-α terminal acetylation of EsxA correlates with virulence in Mycobacterium marinum. Infect Immun 82(11): 4572-86. Article of significant interest selected by the Editors.
  • Champion MM, Williams EA, Pinapati RS, Champion PA. 2014. Correlation of phenotypic profiles using targeted proteomics identifies mycobacterial ESX-1 substrates. J Proteome Res 13(11): 5151-64.
  • Champion MM, Williams EA, Kennedy GM, Champion PA. 2012. Direct detection of bacterial protein secretion using whole colony proteomics. Mol Cell Proteomics 12(9): 596-604.
  • Valladares R*, Sankar D*, Li N, Williams E, Lai KK, Abdelgeliel AS, Gonzalez CF, Wasserfall CH, Larkin J, Schatz D, Atkinson MA, Triplett EW, Neu J, Lorca GL. 2010. Lactobacillus johnsonii N6.2 mitigates the development of Type 1 Diabetes in BB-DP rats. PLOS ONE 5(5): e10507.

* Authors contributed equally

Professional Involvement

  • American Society for Microbiology

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