Reed Stubbendieck


University of Wisconsin-Madison

Reed Stubbendieck
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Reed Stubbendieck, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Cameron Currie’s laboratory in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reed’s primary research interests involve understanding how bacteria use specialized metabolites in competitive interspecies interactions.

Reed earned his doctoral degree in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Straight in the Interdisciplinary Program in Genetics under the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas A&M University. Using a combination of molecular genetics, natural product chemistry, and traditional microbiology Reed identified the mechanisms of action, resistance, and biosynthesis of antibiotic linearmycins that are produced by Streptomyces sp. strain Mg1 and cause lysis of Bacillus subtilis in a model competitive system.

As a postdoctoral research fellow, Reed is studying the human nasal microbiota to better understand interactions between symbiotic bacteria and pathogens that are mediated by specialized metabolites.