About MIC

Jeremy J. Gilbreath, Ph.D.

Jeremy J. Gilbreath, Ph.D.

Former Graduate Student

Jeremy J. Gilbreath

USU, Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate Program, Department of Microbiology and Immunology


  • 2013 – Doctor of Philosophy, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, Advisor: Dr. D. Scott Merrell
  • 2008- Bachelor of Science, Clinical Laboratory Science, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

Laboratory Work Experience

  • 2008- Teaching assistant (Molecular Biology Methods for Clinical Laboratory Sciences), Department of Biology, Idaho State University
  • 2006-2008- Student Research Assistant, Department of Biology, Idaho State University

Selected Publications

Makobongo MO, Gilbreath JJ, Merrell DS. 2014. Nontraditional therapies to treat Helicobacter pylori infection. J Microbiol.

Carpenter BM, Gilbreath JJ, Pich OQ, McKelvey AM, Maynard EL, Li ZZ, Merrell DS. 2013. Identification and characterization of novel Helicobacter pylori apo-fur-regulated target genes. J Bacteriol.

Rafiei A, Hosseini V, Janbabai G, Ghorbani A, Ajami A, Farzmandfar T, Azizi MD, Gilbreath JJ, Merrell DS. 2013. World J Gastroenterol.

Gilbreath JJ, Semino-Mora C, Friedline CJ, Liu H, Bodi KL, McAvoy TJ, Francis J, Nieroda C, Sardi A, Dubois A, Lazinski DW, Camilli A, Testerman TL, Merrell DS. 2013. A core microbiome associated with the peritoneal tumors of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Orphanet J Rare Dis. 8:105.

Gilbreath JJ, Pich OQ, Benoit SL, Besold AN, Cha JH, Maier RJ, Michel SL, Maynard EL, Merrell DS. 2013. Random and site-specific mutagenesis of the Helicobacter pylori ferric uptake regulator provides insight into Fur structure-function relationships. Mol Microbiol. 89(2):304-23.

Gilbreath JJ, West AL, Pich OQ, Carpenter BM, Michel S, Merrell DS. 2012. Fur activates expression of the 2-oxoglutarate oxidoreductase genes (oorDABC) in Helicobacter pylori. J Bacteriol. 194(23):6490-7.

Gilbreath JJ, Colvocoresses Dodds J, Rick PD, Soloski MJ, Merrell DS, Metcalf ES. 2012. Enterobacterial common antigen mutants of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium establish a persistent infection and provide protection against subsequent lethal challenge. Infect Immun. 80(1):441-50.

Gilbreath JJ, Cody WL, Merrell DS, Hendrixson DR. 2011. Change is good: variations in common biological mechanisms in the epsilonproteobacterial genera Campylobacter and Helicobacter. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 75(1):84-132.

Gilbreath JJ, Shields MS, Smith RL, Farrell LD, Sheridan PP, Spiegel KM. 2009. Shiga toxins, and the genes encoding them, in fecal samples from native Idaho ungulates. Appl Environ Microbiol. 75(3):862-865.

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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