Jolyne Drummelsmith

Dr. Drummelsmith’s Ph. D. degree was awarded for research into the “Genetics, biosynthesis and translocation of group 1 capsules in Gram-negative bacteria” by the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her postdoctoral years were spent researching antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in the protozoan parasite Leishmania and developing and as co-director of a two-dimensional gel electrophoresis platform at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. She became an independent researcher and assistant professor at that same university in 2006, where her research focused on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms in Staphylococcus aureus. In 2008, the lack of teaching associated with her position at Laval and a growing aversion to 5-month-long winters led to her arrival at Ross University.


Microbiology and Immunology I & II

Selected Publications

Drummelsmith, J., E. Winstall, M. G. Bergeron, G. G. Poirier and M. Ouellette. 2007. Comparative proteomics analysis reveals a potential biomarker for the detection of vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus strains. Journal of Proteome Research, 6:4690-4702.

McNicoll, F.*, J.Drummelsmith*, M. Muller, É. Madore, N. Boilard, M. Ouellette and B. Papadopoulou. 2006. A combined proteomic and transcriptomic approach to the study of stage differentiation in Leishmania infantum. Proteomics, 6:3567-3581.

Soualhine, H., V. Brochu, F. Ménard, B. Papadopoulou, K. Weiss, M.G. Bergeron, D. Légaré, J. Drummelsmith and M. Ouellette. 2005. A proteomic analysis of penicillin resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae reveals a novel role for PstS, a phosphate ABC transporter. Molecular Microbiology, 58:1430-1440.

Drummelsmith, J., I. Girard, N. Trudel and M. Ouellette. 2004. Differential protein expression of Leishmania major reveals novel roles for methionine adenosyltransferase and S-adenosylmethionine in methotrexate resistance. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 279:33273-33280.

Drummelsmith, J., V. Brochu, I. Girard, N. Messier and M. Ouellette. 2003. Proteome mapping of the protozoan parasite Leishmania and application to the study of drug targets and resistance mechanisms. Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, 2: 146-155.

Drummelsmith, J. and C. Whitfield. 2000. Translocation of group 1 capsular polysaccharide to the surface of Escherichia coli requires a multimeric complex in the outer membrane. EMBO Journal. 19: 57-66.

Drummelsmith, J. and C. Whitfield. 1999. Gene products required for surface expression of the capsular form of the group 1 K antigen in Escherichia coli (O9a:K30). Molecular Microbiology. 31: 1321-1332.

Drummelsmith, J., P.A. Amor and C. Whitfield. 1997. Polymorphism, duplication, and IS1-mediated rearrangement in the chromosomal his-rfb-gnd region of Escherichia coli strains with group IA capsular K antigens. Journal of Bacteriology. 179: 3232-3238.