Megan Young

Position title: Postdoc


Phone: (608) 263-1072

Megan Young

In the lab, I study how the alarmone AppppA affects bacterial physiology, especially in response to stress or changing environment. Outside of lab I enjoy running, cycling, camping, trying new recipes, and snuggling my cats.

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  • Giammarinaro PI* and Young MKM*, Steinchen W, Mais C, Hochberg G, Yang J, Amador-Noguez D, Paulus A, Wang JD, Bange G (2022) Diadenosine tetraphosphate regulates biosynthesis of GTP in Bacillus subtilis. Nat Microbiol. 7(9):1442-1452. · Pubmed · DOI
  • Vanacloig-Pedros E, Fisher KJ, Liu L, Debrauske DJ, Young MKM, Place M, Hittinger CT, Sato TK, Gasch AP (2022) Comparative chemical genomic profiling across plant-based hydrolysate toxins reveals widespread antagonism in fitness contributions. FEMS Yeast Res. 22(1):foac036 PMC9508847 · Pubmed · DOI
  • Lisensky G, Dauzvardis F, Young MKM (2021) Periodic Properties Illustrated by CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3 Solid Solution Perovskite Semiconductors. J Chem Ed. 98(7):2392-2397 · DOI
  • Peterson BN, Young MKM, Luo S, Wang J, Whiteley AT, Woodward JJ, Tong L, Wang JD, Portnoy DA (2020) (p)ppGpp and c-di-AMP homeostasis is controlled by CbpB in Listeria monocytogenes. mBio. 11(4):e01625-20 PMC8549634 · Pubmed · DOI
  • Higgins D, Young MKM, Tremaine M, Qin L, Sardi M, Fletcher JP, Agnew M, Parreiras LS, Peris D, Hittinger CT, Gasch AP, Singer SW, Simmons BA, Landick R, Thelen MP, Sato, TK (2018) Genetic Variation in Natural Saccharomyces cerevisiae isolates and their Influence on Ionic Liquid Tolerance. Genetics. 210(1):219-234 PMC6116967 · Pubmed · DOI
  • Zhang Y, Oates LG, Serate J, Xie D, Pohlmann E, Bukhman YV, Karlen SD, Young MKM, Higbee A, Eilert D, Sanford GR, Piotrowski JS, Cavalier D, Ralph J, Coon JJ, Sato TK, Ong RG (2018) Diverse lignocellulosic feedstocks can achieve high field-scale ethanol yields while providing flexibility for the biorefinery and landscape-level environmental benefits. Glob Change Biol Bioenergy. 10(11):825-840 · DOI
  • Young MKM, Gries TJ (2015) Studying Cooperative Ligand Binding in the Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratory: Oxygen-Hemoglobin Dissociation Revisited. J Chem Ed. 92:2173-2175 · DOI