Kenneth W. Bayles, PhD

Department Affiliations
Vice Chair for Research
Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research

Antibiotic development, Biofilm physiology
Please see Dr. Bayles' research lab for further details.

Education and Training
B.S., Biology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1984
Ph.D., Microbiology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, 1989

Notable Publications
Weaver, K.E., Reddy, S.G., Brinkman, C.L., Patel, S., Bayles, K.W., and Endres, J.L. 2009. The identification and characterization of a family of toxin-antitoxin systems related to the Enterococcus faecalis plasmid pAD1 par addiction module. Microbiology. In press.

Chen, F., Liu, X.M., Rice, K.C., Li, X., Yu, F., Reinhardt, R.A., Bayles, K.W., and Wang, D. 2009. Tooth-binding micelles for dental caries prevention. Antimicrob. Agents Chemotherapy. In press.

Sharma-Kuinkel, B.K., Mann, E.E., Ahn, J.S., Kuechenmeister, L.J., Dunman, P.M., and Bayles, K.W. 2009. The Staphylococcus aureus LytSR two-component regulatory system affects biofilm formation. J. Bacteriol. 191:4767-4775.

Chandramohan, L., Ahn, J.S., Weaver, K.E., and Bayles, K.W. 2009. An overlap between the control of programmed cell death in Bacillus anthracis and sporulation. J. Bacteriol. 191:4103-4110.

Mann, E.E., Rice, K.C., Boles, B.R., Endres, J.L., Ranjit, D., Chandramohan, L., Tsang, L.H., Smeltzer, M.S., Horswill, A.R., Bayles, K.W. 2009. Modulation of eDNA release and degradation affects Staphylococcus aureus biofilm maturation. PLoS ONE 4(6):e5822.

Ma, L., Parsek, M.R., Bayles, K.W., Wozniak, D.J. 2009. Assembly and development of the Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm matrix. Plos Path. 5(3):e1000354.

Li, X., Fusco, W., Seo, K., Bayles, K.W., Mosley, E., McGuire, M., and G. Bohach. 2009. Epithelial cell gene expression induced by intracellular Staphylococcus aureus. Internatl. J. Microbiol. 2009:1-11.

Rice, K.C. and K.W. Bayles. 2008. Molecular control of bacterial death and lysis. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 72:85-109.

Bayles, K.W. The biological role of cell death and lysis in biofilm development. 2007. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 5:721-726.

Rice, K.C., Mann, E.E., Endres, J.L., Weiss, E.C., Cassat, J.E., Smeltzer, M.S., and K.W. Bayles. 2007. The cidA murien hydrolase regulator contributes to DNA release and biofilm development in Staphylococcus aureues. PNAS 104:8113 8118.

For a detailed list of publications, click here.

Ken Bayles, Ph.D.

Email Address

Mailing Address
985900 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5900

Office Address
DRC2 7035

Laboratory Address
DRC2 7050 / 7052 / 7054

Phone Numbers
Office: 402-559-4945
Lab: 402-559-4946