Drs. Derbyshire and Gray

Sparks IL, Derbyshire KM, Jacobs WR Jr, Morita YS. Mycobacterium smegmatis: The Vanguard of Mycobacterial Research. J Bacteriol. 2023; 205 (1): e0033722. DOI: 10.1128/jb.00337-22
Smith C, Canestrari JG, Wang AJ, Champion MM, Derbyshire KM, Gray TA, Wade JT. Pervasive translation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Elife. 2022; Mar 28 (11): e73980. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.73980
Judd JA, Canestrari J, Clark R, Joseph A, Lapierre P, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Mir M, Palumbo M, Smith C, Stone M, Upadhyay A, Wirth SE, Dedrick RM, Meier CG, Russell DA, Dills A, Dove E, Kester J, Wolf ID, Zhu J, Rubin ER, Fortune S, Hatfull GF, Gray TA, Wade JT, Derbyshire KM. A Mycobacterial Systems Resource for the Research Community. mBio. 2021; 12 (2): e02401-20. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02401-20
Zhu J, Wolf ID, Dulberger CL, Won HI, Kester JC, Judd JA, Wirth SE, Clark RR, Li Y, Luo Y, Gray TA, Wade JT, Derbyshire KM, Fortune SM, Rubin EJ. Spatiotemporal localization of proteins in mycobacteria. Cell Rep. 2021; 37 (13): 110154. DOI: 10.1016/j.celrep.2021.110154
Canestrari JG, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Upadhyay A, Rofaeil M, Champion MM, Wade JT, Derbyshire KM, Gray TA. Polycysteine-encoding leaderless short ORFs function as cysteine-responsive attenuators of operonic gene expression in mycobacteria. Mol Microbio. 2020; 114 (1): 93-108. DOI: 10.1111/mmi.14498
Smith C, Canestrari JG, Wang J, Derbyshire KM, Gray TA, Wade JT. Pervasive Translation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. 2019;
Gray TA, Derbyshire KM. Blending genomes: distributive conjugal transfer in mycobacteria, a sexier form of HGT. Mol Microbiol. 2018; 108 (6): 601-613.
Clark RR, Judd J, Lasek-Nesselquist E, Montgomery SA, Hoffmann JG, Derbyshire KM3, Gray TA. Direct cell-cell contact activates SigM to express the ESX-4 secretion system in Mycobacterium smegmatis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018; 115 (28): E6595-E660.
Gray TA, Clark RR, Boucher N, Lapierre P, Smith C, Derbyshire KM. Intercellular communication and conjugation are mediated by ESX secretion systems in mycobacteria. Science. 2016; 354 (6310): 347-350.
Shell SS, Wang J, Lapierre P, Mir M, Chase MR, Pyle M, Gawande R, Ahmad R, Sarracino D, Ioerger TR, Fortune SM, Derbyshire KM, Wade JT, Gray TA. Leaderless transcripts and small proteins are common features of the mycobacterial translational landscape. PLOS Genetics. 2015; 11 (11): e1005641.
Gray TA, Krywy JA, Harold J, Palumbo MJ, Derbyshire KM. Distributive Conjugal Transfer in Mycobacteria Generates Progeny with Meiotic-Like Genome-Wide Mosaicism, Allowing Mapping of a Mating Identity Locus. Plos Biology. 2013; 11 (7): e1001602.