Kenneth W. Bayles, Ph.D.

Department Affiliations
Professor
Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research

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

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

Notable Publications
Lehman MK, Bose JL, Sharma-Kuinkel BK, Moormeier DE, Endres JL, Sadykov MR, Biswas I, Bayles KW. 2015. Identification of the amino acids essential for LytSR-mediated signal transduction in Staphylococcus aureus and their roles in biofilm-specific gene expression. Mol Microbiol. Epub ahead of print. PMCID: PMC4347461

Bayles, K.W. 2014. Bacterial programmed cell death: making sense of a paradox. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 12:63-9. PMCID: PMC4422510

Moormeier DE, Bose JL, Horswill AR, Bayles KW. 2014. Temporal and stochastic control of Staphylococcus aureus biofilm development. MBio. 14;5(5):e01341-14. doi: 10.1128/mBio.01341-14. PMCID: PMC4205790

Moormeier, D.E., Endres, J.L., Mann, E.E., Sadykov, M.R., Horswill, A.R., Rice, K.C., Fey, P.D., Bayles, K.W. 2013. The use of microfluidics technology to analyze gene expression during Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation reveals distinct physiological niches. Applied Environ. Microbiol. 79(11):3413-24. PMCID: PMC3648040  

Bose, J.L., Fey, P.D., and Bayles, K.W. 2013. Genetic tools to enhance the study of gene function and regulation in Staphylococcus aureus. Applied Environ. Microbiol. 79(7):2218-2224. PMCID: PMC3623228

Fey, P.D., Endres, J.L., Yajjala, V.K., Widhelm, T.J., Boissy, R.J., Bose, J.L., and Bayles, K.W. 2012. A Genetic Resource for Rapid and Comprehensive Phenotype Screening of Non-essential Staphylococcus aureus Genes. mBio. 4(1):e00537-12. doi:10.1128/mBio.00537-12. PMCID: PMC3573662

Wang, J. and Bayles, K.W. 2012. Programmed cell death in plants: lessons from bacteria? Trends Plant Sci. S1360-1385(12)00211-7. PMCID: PMC3556228

Sadykov, M. and Bayles, K.W. 2012. The control of death and lysis in staphylococcal biofilms: a coordination of physiological signals. Current Opinion in Microbiology. 5:211-5. PMCID: PMC3320683

Rice, K.C. and K.W. Bayles. 2008. Molecular control of bacterial death and lysis. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 72:85-109. PMCID: PMC3320683

Bayles, K.W. The biological role of cell death and lysis in biofilm development. 2007. Nature Rev. Microbiol. 5:721-726. PMID: 17694072

For a detailed list of publications, click here.