Heather Hendrickson

Senior LecturerHeather Hendrickson

Julius Van Haast Rm 538
Internal Phone: 91875

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Bacteria rule the planet. In the Hendrickson lab we use a combination of experimental evolution, bacterial genomics, cell biology, genome sequencing, and genetics to study important transitions in microbiology.

We are currently pursuing projects that involve using bacteriophages to protect New Zealand's primary industries against bacterial pathogens.

We also study the evolution of bacterial cell shape, virulence and endosymbiosis. For more information see https://hendricksonlab.co.nz/

Recent Publications

  • Hanauer DI., Graham MJ., Arnold RJ., Ayuk MA., Balish MF., Beyer AR., Butela KA., Byrum CA., Chia CP. and Chung HM. (2022) Instructional Models for Course-Based Research Experience (CRE) Teaching. CBE life sciences education 21(1): ar8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1187/cbe.21-03-0057.
  • Kok DN. and Hendrickson HL. (2022) Save our bees: bacteriophages to protect honey bees against the pathogen causing American foulbrood in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2022.2157847.
  • Zuppi M., Hendrickson HL., O’Sullivan JM. and Vatanen T. (2022) Phages in the Gut Ecosystem. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 11 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.822562.
  • Davies CG., Reilly K., Altermann E. and Hendrickson HL. (2021) PLAN-M; Mycobacteriophage Endolysins Fused to Biodegradable Nanobeads Mitigate Mycobacterial Growth in Liquid and on Surfaces. Frontiers in Microbiology 12 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.562748.
  • Jacobs-Sera D., Abad LA., Alvey RM., Anders KR., Aull HG., Bhalla SS., Blumer LS., Bollivar DW., Alfred Bonilla J. and Butela KA. (2020) Genomic diversity of bacteriophages infecting Microbacterium spp. PLoS ONE 15(6) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234636.