Dr. Deborah E. Britt

Department, Office, or School
Department of Biology
  • Assistant Professor


B.S. Oregon State University
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island

Selected Publications

Ash, S.C., D.Q. Yang, D.E. Britt. LYRIC/AEG-1 Overexpression Modulates BCCIPa Protein Levels in Prostate Tumor Cells. 2008. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 371(2):333-338.

Resnick, M.B., M. Gavilanez, E. Newton, T. Konkin., B. Bhattacharya., D.E. Britt, E. Sabo, and S. Moss. Claudin Expression in Gastric Adenocarcinomas: A Tissue Microarray Study With Prognostic Correlation. 2005. Human Pathol. 36(8):886-892.

Britt, D.E., D.F. Yang, D.Q. Yang, D. Flanagan, H. Callanan, Y.P. Lim, S.H. Lin, and D.C. Hixson. Identification of a Novel Protein, LYRIC, Localized to Tight Junctions of Polarized Epithelial Cells. 2004. Exp. Cell Res. 300:134-148.

Jay, G., D.E. Britt and C.J. Cha. Lubricin is a Product of Megakaryocyte Stimulating Factor Gene Expression by Human Synovial Fibroblasts. 2000. J. Rheumatology 27(3):594-600.

Jackson, C.L., D.E. Britt, S.L. Graw, A. Potts, K. Santoro, A.J. Buckler, D.E. Housman and H.F.L. Mark. Construction and Characterization of Radiation Hybrids for Chromosome 9, and Their Use in Mapping Cosmid Probes on the Chromosome. 1992. Somat. Cell Mol. Gen. 18(3): 285-301.

Britt, D.E., and D.R. Nelson. The Effects of Heat Shock on the Expression of Developmentally Regulated Genes in Myxococcus xanthus. 1990. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74: 165-174.​​​​


BIOL 348 Microbiology
BIOL 429 Medical Microbiology
BIOL 460 Senior Seminar
BIOL 492 Problems in Biology
BIOL 560 Graduate Seminar
BIOL 652 Adv Topics in Biology
BIOL 692 Directed Research


Students in the Britt lab work on finding new antibiotic-producing bacteria, as part of the Small World Initiative.  We isolate bacteria from soil samples, test colonies for the ability to inhibit growth of specific pathogens, then identify the soil bacteria using PCR and DNA sequencing.  We also survey for antibiotic resistant organisms within the soil isolates.  Interested undergraduate students are invited to apply for Biol 491 or 492 independent study.