Since 2022, Scott Saunders has been appointed as a Distinguished Fellow in the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics. He is also a member of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center of Systems Biology, and the Department of Microbiology. Before joinining UTSW, he completed his PhD at Caltech with Dianne Newman, studying biofilm physiology in the pathogenic bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Rob Phillips (Caltech) and investigated the transcriptional regulatory architecture of E. coli.


Graduate School
California Inst of Technology (2020)

Research Interest

  • Antibiotic resistance in opportunistic pathogens
  • High throughput bacterial genetics
  • Synthetic biology & tool development


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Draft Genome Sequence of the Redox-Active Enteric Bacterium Citrobacter portucalensis Strain MBL.
Tsypin LM, Saunders SH, Bar-On Y, Leadbetter JR, Newman DK, Microbiol Resour Announc 2020 Aug 9 32
Enzymatic Degradation of Phenazines Can Generate Energy and Protect Sensitive Organisms from Toxicity.
Costa KC, Bergkessel M, Saunders S, Korlach J, Newman DK, mBio 2015 Oct 6 6 e01520-15