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William E. Swords, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

William E. Swords, Ph.D.

Professor,

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5049 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wswords@wakehealth.edu

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Alabama-Birmingham , 1996
  • B.S., Auburn University-Auburn , 1988
  • M.S., Mississippi State University , 1990
  • Fellowship, Bacteriology, University of Iowa, 2001

Memberships

  • Am Soc Of Microbiology
William E. Swords, Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

William E. Swords, Ph.D.

Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
WFU Primate Center

Research Interests

congenital defects, immunology/allergy/inflammatio, infectious diseases

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-5049 | Department: 336-716-2011

Email: wswords@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications


Murphy TF, Chonmaitree T, Barenkamp S, Kyd J, Nokso-Koivisto J, Patel JA, Heikkinen T, Yamanaka N, Ogra P, Swords WE, Sih T, Pettigrew MM. Panel 5: Microbiology and immunology panel. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;148(Suppl 4):E64-E89.

Jen FE, Warren MJ, Schulz BL, Power PM, Swords WE, Weiser JN, Apicella MA, Edwards JL, Jennings MP. Dual pili post-translational modifications synergize to mediate meningococcal adherence to platelet activating factor receptor on human airway cells. PLoS Pathog. 2013;9(5):e1003377.

Castro-Garza J, Swords WE, Karls RK, Quinn FD. Dual mechanism for Mycobacterium tuberculosis cytotoxicity on lung epithelial cells. Can J Microbiol. 2012;58(7):909-916.


Swords WE. Quorum signaling and sensing by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012;2():100.

Swords WE. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae biofilms: role in chronic airway infections. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2012;2():97.

Holder RC, Kirse DJ, Evans AK, Peters TR, Poehling KA, Swords WE, Reid SD. One third of middle ear effusions from children undergoing tympanostomy tube placement had multiple bacterial pathogens. BMC Pediatr. 2012;12():87.

Juneau RA, Pang B, Weimer KED, Armbruster CE, Swords WE. Nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae initiates formation of neutrophil extracellular traps. Infect Immun. 2011;79(1):431-438.

Weimer KED, Juneau RA, Murrah KA, Pang B, Armbruster CE, Richardson SH, Swords WE. Divergent mechanisms for passive pneumococcal resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics in the presence of Haemophilus influenzae. J Infect Dis. 2011;203(4):549-555.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Hong W, Waligora EA, Juneau RA, Armbruster CE, Weimer KED, Murrah K, Lu H, Sprinkle A, Kock ND, Swords WE, et al. Direct evaluation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm mediators in a chronic infection model. Infect Immun. 2011;79(8):3087-3095.

Armbruster CE, Pang B, Murrah K, Juneau RA, Perez AC, Weimer KED, Swords WE. RbsB (NTHI_0632) mediates quorum signal uptake in nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae strain 86-028NP. Mol Microbiol. 2011;82(4):836-850.

Byrd MS, Pang B, Mishra M, Swords WE, Wozniak DJ. The Pseudomonas aeruginosa exopolysaccharide Psl facilitates surface adherence and NF-kappaB activation in A549 cells. MBio. 2010;1(3):e00140-10.

Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Weimer KED, Juneau RA, Turner J, Swords WE. Indirect pathogenicity of Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis in polymicrobial otitis media occurs via interspecies quorum signaling. MBio. 2010;1(3):e00102-10.


Armbruster CE, Swords WE. Interspecies bacterial communication as a target for therapy in otitis media [editorial]. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2010;8(10):1067-1070.

Doern CD, Roberts AL, Hong W, Nelson J, Lukomski S, Swords WE, Reid SD. Biofilm formation by group A Streptococcus: a role for the streptococcal regulator of virulence (Srv) and streptococcal cysteine protease (SpeB). Microbiology. 2009;155(Pt 1):46-52.

Reid SD, Hong W, Dew KE, Winn DR, Pang B, Watt J, Glover DT, Hollingshead SK, Swords WE. Streptococcus pneumoniae forms surface-attached communities in the middle ear of experimentally infected chinchillas. J Infect Dis. 2009;199(6):786-794.


Armbruster CE, Hong W, Pang B, Dew KE, Juneau RA, Byrd MS, Love CF, Kock ND, Swords WE. LuxS promotes biofilm maturation and persistence of nontypeable haemophilus influenzae in vivo via modulation of lipooligosaccharides on the bacterial surface. Infect Immun. 2009;77(9):4081-4091.

Pang B, Winn D, Johnson R, Hong W, West-Barnette S, Kock N, Swords WE. Lipooligosaccharides containing phosphorylcholine delay pulmonary clearance of nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. Infect Immun. 2008;76(5):2037-2043.




Sandal I, Hong W, Swords WE, Inzana TJ. Characterization and comparison of biofilm development by pathogenic and commensal isolates of Histophilus somni. J Bacteriol. 2007;189(22):8179-8185.

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