About MIC

Hanan Gancz

Hanan Gancz

Former Post-doctoral Fellow

USU, Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyHanan Gancz


  • 1991-1993, 1996-1997 - B.Sc. Food Engineering and Biotechnology, summa cum laude, 1998, Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • 1998-2000 M.Sc. Food Engineering and Biotechnology, 2000, Department of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, Advisor: Yechezkel Kashi
  • 2000-2005 Ph.D. Biotechnology and Food Engineering, 2005, Department of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, The Technion, Haifa, Israel, Advisors: Meir Broza and Yechezkel Kashi
  • 2005- Postdoctoral Fellow, USUHS, Advisor: S. Merrell

Selected Publications

Makobongo M.O., Kovachi T., Gancz H., Mor A., Merrell D.S. (2009) In vitro antibacterial activity of acyl-lysyl oligomers against Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 53(10):4231-9.

Carpenter B.M., Gancz H., Gonzalez-Nieves R.P., West A.L., Whitmire J.M., Michel S.L., Merrell D.S. (2009) A single nucleotide change affects Fur-dependent regulation of sodB in H. pylori. PLoS One. 4(4):e5369.

Gancz H., Jones K.R., Merrell D.S. (2008) Sodium chloride affects Helicobacter pylori growth and gene expression. J Bacteriol. 190(11):4100-5.

Carpenter B.M., McDaniel T.K., Whitmire J.M., Gancz H., Guidotti S., Censini S., Merrell D.S. (2007) Expanding the Helicobacter pylori genetic toolbox: modification of an endogenous plasmid for use as a transcriptional reporter and complementation vector. Appl Environ Microbiol. 73(23):7506-14.

Whitmire J.M., Gancz H., Merrell D.S. (2007) Balancing the double-edged sword: metal ion homeostasis and the ulcer bug. Curr Med Chem. 14(4):469-78.

Gancz H., Censini S., Merrell D.S. (2006) Iron and pH homeostasis intersect at the level of Fur regulation in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori. Infect Immun. 74(1):602-14.

Arieli Y., Eynan M., Gancz H., Arieli R., Kashi, Y. (2003) Protection Against CNS Oxygen Toxicity in Rats by Heat Acclimation: HSP-72 May be involved. Brain Research 962(1-2): 15-20.

Halpern M#, Gancz H.#, Broza M & Kashi Y. (2003) Vibrio cholerae Hemagglutinin/Protease degrades chironomid egg masses, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69(7): 4200-4.

Contact Information

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Room B4137
Phone: (301) 295-1584
Lab: (301) 319-8022
Fax: (301) 295-3773
Email: douglas.merrell@usuhs.edu

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