Complete list of publications: 

Recent publications:

Underline indicates undergraduate students

  • "The small protein MntS evolved from a signal peptide and acquired a novel function regulating manganese homeostasis in Escherichia coli.” WrightZ, Seymour S, Paszczak K, Truttmann T, Senn K, Stilp S, Jansen N, Gosz M, Goeden L, Anantharaman V, Aravind L, and Waters LS. (2023) Submitted to  Molecular Microbiology. DOI: 10.1101/2023.06.02.543501
  • “Regulation of Bacterial Manganese Homeostasis and Usage During Stress Responses and Pathogenesis.”  Martin JE, Waters LS. (2022) Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences Jul (9) 945724. DOI: 10.3389/fmolb.2022.945724
  • "Adapting undergraduate research to remote work to increase engagement."  Cohen, SC, Hashmi SM, Jones AD, Lykourinou V, Ondrechen MJ, Sridhar S, van be Ven AL, Waters, LS, and Beuning PJ. (2021)  The Biophysicist. DOI: 10.35459/tbp.2021.000199
  • "Bacterial manganese sensing and homeostasis." Waters LS. (2020) Current Opinion in Chemical Biology Apr (55) 96-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2020.01.003 
  • "Structure-function analysis of manganese exporter proteins across bacteria." Zeinert RZ, Martinez E, Schmitz J, Katherine Senn, Bakhtawar Usman, Anantharaman V, Aravind L*, Waters LS*. (2018)  Journal of Biological Chemistry 293 (15) 5715-5730. *corresponding authors DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M117.790717  
  • "The ubiquitous yybP-ykoY riboswitch is a manganese-responsive regulatory element." Dambach M, Sandoval M, Updegrove TB, Anatharaman V, Aravind, L, Waters LS*, Storz G*. (2015) Molecular Cell 57 (6) 1099-109. *corresponding authors DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2015.01.035
  • "The Escherichia coli small protein MntS and exporter MntP optimize the intracellular concentration of manganese." Martin JE, Waters LS*, Storz G, Imlay JA*. (2015)  PLoS Genetics 11 (3) e1004977. * corresponding authors DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004977
  • "Expanding the Pathways of Metal Homeostasis: A Small Protein and Putative Efflux Pump are Part of the Manganese Regulon." Waters LS, Sandoval M , Storz G. (2011)  Journal of Bacteriology 193 (21) 5887-97. DOI: 10.1128/JB.05872-11