Derek L. Englert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Biomass conversion to biofuels and higher value products, Microfluidic technology for studying biological processes, Tissue culture/engineering

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering


Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering 2009

University of Mississippi, University, MS B.S. in Chemical Engineering 2002


  • Hedge, M.*, Englert, D. L*., Schrock, S., Cohn, W. B., Vogt, C., Wood, T. K., Manson, M. D., Jayaraman, A.: “Chemotaxis to the quorum-sensing signal AI-2 requires the Tsr chemoreceptor and the periplasmic LsrB AI-2-binding protein,” Journal of Bacteriology, 2011; 193:768-773. *: Joint first authors.
  • Englert, D. L., Manson, M. D., Jayaraman, A.: “Investigation of Bacterial Chemotaxis in Flow-based Microfluidic Devices,” Nature Protocols, 2010; 5:864-872.
  • Englert, D. L., Adase, C. A., Jayaraman, A., Manson, M. D.: “Repellent Taxis in Response to Nickel Ion Requires neither Ni2+ Transport nor the Periplasmic NikA Binding Protein,” Journal of Bacteriology, 2010; 192:2633-2637.
  • Englert, D. L., Manson, M. D., Jayaraman, A.: “A Microfluidic Device for Quantifying Bacterial Chemotaxis in Stable Concentration Gradients,” Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2010.
  • Englert, D. L., Manson, M. D., and Jayaraman, A.: “Flow-Based Microfluidic Device for Quantifying Bacterial Chemotaxis in Stable, Competing Gradients,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2009; 75:4557-4564.
  • Janakiraman, V.*, Englert, D.*, Jayaraman, A., Baskaran, H.: “Modeling Growth and Quorum Sensing in Biofilms Grown in Microfluidic Chambers,” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2009; 37:1206-1216. *: Joint first authors.
  • Bansal, T., Englert, D., Lee, J., Hegde, M., Wood, T. K., Jayaraman, A.: “Differential Effects of Epinephrine, Norepinephrine, and Indole on Escherichia coli O157:H7 Chemotaxis, Colonization, and Gene Expression,” Infection and Immunity, 2007; 75:4597-4607.