Gill, Jason individual record
Associate Professor

Dr. Gill's major research focus is the biology and application of the viruses of bacteria, called bacteriophages or simply phages. Phages are the most abundant organisms on Earth, and they are found ubiquitously in water, soil, and as part of the microbial flora of animals and plants. As natural predators of bacteria, phages are attractive agents for the control of pathogenic bacteria in humans, animals, and foods. The increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria, and the desire to curtail use of antibiotics in animal agriculture, has sparked interest in the use of phages as antimicrobials. Research in Dr. Gill's lab encompasses phage genomics, basic phage biology and the applications of phages in real-world settings.

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Academic Articles100
  • Liu, M., Hernandez-Morales, A., Clark, J., Le, T., Biswas, B., Bishop-Lilly, K. A., ... Gill, J. J. (2022). Comparative genomics of Acinetobacter baumannii and therapeutic bacteriophages from a patient undergoing phage therapy.. Nat Commun. (1), 3776.
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  • Rezene, S., Yao, G., Le, T., Burrowes, B., Gonzalez, C., Liu, M., & Gill, J. (2022). Complete Genome Sequence of Burkholderia cenocepacia Phage Paku.. Microbiol Resour Announc. 11(4), e0122021-e01221.
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  • Martin, C., Lessor, L., Clark, J., Le, T., Gill, J. J., Young, R., & Liu, M. (2022). Complete Genome Sequence of Klebsiella pneumoniae Myophage Muenster.. Microbiol Resour Announc. (3), e01403-e01420.
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  • Boeckman, J. X., Sprayberry, S., Korn, A. M., Suchodolski, J. S., Paulk, C., Genovese, K., ... Gill, J. J. (2022). Effect of chronic and acute enterotoxigenic E. coli challenge on growth performance, intestinal inflammation, microbiome, and metabolome of weaned piglets.. Sci Rep. 12(1), 5024.
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  • Gonzales, M. F., Piya, D. K., Koehler, B., Zhang, K., Yu, Z., Zeng, L., & Gill, J. J. (2022). New Insights into the Structure and Assembly of Bacteriophage P1. Viruses. (4), 678-678.
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  • Kahn, L. H., Bergeron, G., Bourassa, M. W., De Vegt, B., Gill, J., Gomes, F., ... Topp, E. (2019). From farm management to bacteriophage therapy: strategies to reduce antibiotic use in animal agriculture.. Wiley.
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Conference Papers3
  • Summer, E. J., Liu, M., Summer, N. S., Gill, J. J., Janes, C., & Young, R. (2011). Phage of sulfate reducing bacteria isolated from high saline environment. NACE - International Corrosion Conference Series.
  • Duarte, I., Wang, G., Gill, J. J., Young, R. F., LiPuma, J. J., & Gonzalez, C. F. (2010). A broad host range tailocin from Burkholderia. PHYTOPATHOLOGY. 100(6), S31-S31.
  • Summer, N. S., Summer, E. J., Gill, J., & Young, R. (2008). Phage remediation of microbe-induced corrosion. 17th International Corrosion Congress 2008: Corrosion Control in the Service of Society. 3, 1616-1627.
Repository Documents / Preprints3
  • Boeckman, J. X., Sprayberry, S., Korn, A., Suchodolski, J. S., Paulk, C., Genovese, K., ... Gill, J. J. (2021). Development and Characterization of a Weaned Pig Model of Shiga ToxinProducing E. coli-Induced Gastrointestinal Disease.
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  • Korn, A. M., Hillhouse, A. E., Sun, L., & Gill, J. J. (2020). Comparative Genomics of Three Novel Lytic Jumbo Bacteriophages Infecting Staphylococcus aureus.
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Texas A&M University; Animal Science; 2471 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2471