Aretha Fiebig



B.A. Biology and Chemistry, Earlham College, 1996

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Chicago, 2003

NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, Stanford University, 2003-2005.


Tien, M.Z., Fiebig, A., and Crosson, S. 2018. Gene network analysis identifies a central post-transcriptional regulator of cellular stress survival. eLife e33684. doi: 10.7554/eLife.33684.

Herrou, J., Czyż, D.M., Fiebig, A., Willett, J.W., Kim, Y., Wu, R., Babnigg, G., and Crosson, S. 2018. Molecular control of gene expression by Brucella BaaR, an IclR-type transcriptional repressor. J. Biol. Chem. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.002045.

Wytock, T.P., Fiebig, A., Willett, J.W., Herrou, J., Fergin, A., Motter, A.E.,and Crosson, S. 2018. Experimental evolution of diverse Escherichia coli metabolic mutants identifies genetic loci for convergent adaptation of growth rate. PLoS Genetics e1007284. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007284.

Herrou J., Crosson S., and Fiebig, A. 2017. Structure and function of HWE/HisKA2-family sensor histidine kinases. Curr. Opin. Microbiol. 10.1016/j.mib.2017.01.008.

Fiebig, A., Herrou, J., Willett, J., and Crosson, S. 2015. General Stress Signaling in the Alphaproteobacteria. Annu. Rev. Genet. 49: doi: 10.1146/annurev-genet-112414-054813.

Lubin, E.A., Henry, J.T., Fiebig, A., Crosson, S. and Laub, M.T. 2015. Identification of the PhoB regulon and role of PhoU in the phosphate-starvation response of Caulobacter crescentus. J. Bacteriol. doi:10.1128/JB.00658-15.

Kim, H.-S. Willett, J.W. Jain-Gupta, N., Fiebig, A. and Crosson, S. 2014. The Brucella abortus virulence regulatorLovhK, is a sensor kinase in the general stress response signaling pathway.  Mol. Microbiol. doi: 10.1111/mmi.12809.

Fiebig, A. 2014. Polarity factors play a role in antibiotic resistance. Chem. Biol. 21: 571-572. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2014.05.001.

Fiebig, A., Herrou, J., Fumeaux, C., Radhakrishnan, S.K., Viollier, P.H., and Crosson, S. 2014. A cell cycle and nutritional checkpoint controlling bacterial surface adhesion. PLoS Genetics: e1004101. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004101.

Foreman, R., Fiebig, A., and Crosson, S. 2012.  The LovK-LovR two-component system is a regulator of the general stress pathway in Caulobacter crescentusJ. Bacteriol. 194: 3038-3049.

Herrou, J., Foreman, R., Fiebig, A., and Crosson, S.  2010. A structural model of anti-antisigma inhibition by a two-component receiver domain: the PhyR stress response regulator.  Mol. Microbiol. 78: 290-304.

Fiebig, A. Castro-Rojas, C.M., Siegal-Gaskins, D., and Crosson, S.  2010. Interaction specificity, toxicity, and regulation of a paralogous set of ParE/RelE-family toxin-antitoxin systems.  Mol. Microbiol. 77: 236-251.

Purcell, E.B., Siegal-Gaskins, D., Rawling, D.C., Fiebig, A., and Crosson, S. 2007.  A photosensory two-component system regulates bacterial cell attachment.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 104:18241-18246.

Fiebig, A., Keren, K., and Theriot, J. 2005. Fine-scale time-lapse analysis of the biphasic, dynamic behaviour of the two Vibrio cholerae chromosomes. Mol. Microbiol. 60: 1164-1178.

Fiebig, A. and Theriot, J. 2004. Bacteria make tracks to the pole. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101: 8510-11.

Fiebig, A., Kimport, R., and Preuss, D. 2004. Comparisons of pollen coat genes across Brassicaceae species reveal rapid evolution by repeat expansion and diversification. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 101: 3286-3291.

Hall, A.E., Fiebig, A., and Preuss D. 2002. Beyond the Arabidopsis genome: opportunities for comparative genomics. Plant Physiol. 129: 1439-1447.

Mayfield, J.A., Fiebig, A., Johnstone, S.E., Preuss, D. 2001. Gene families from the Arabidopsis thaliana pollen coat proteome. Science 292: 2482-2485.

Fiebig, A., Mayfield, J.A., Miley, N.L., Chau, S., Fischer, R.L., and Preuss, D. 2000. Alterations in CER6, a gene identical to CUT1, differentially affect long-chain lipid content on the surface of pollen and stems. Plant Cell 12: 2001-2008.