Dr. Leah Martin-Visscher

Assistant Professor, Chemistry P: 780-465-3500 Ext. 8169 F: 780-465-3534
  • PhD Organic Chemistry, University of Alberta, 2010
  • BEd Secondary Education, University of Alberta, 2002
  • B.Sc, Chemistry, The King`s University College, 1999, 2004


Van Belkum, M.J.; Martin-Visscher, L.M.; and Vederas, J.C., Structure and genetics of circular bacteriocins. Trends Microbiol., in press.

Martin-Visscher, L.A.; Yoganathan, S.; Sit, C.S.; Lohans, C.T.; and Vederas, J. C. The activity of bacteriocins from Carnobacterium maltaromaticum UAL307 against Gram-negative bacteria in combination with EDTA treatment. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 317, 152-159 (2011).

Martin-Visscher, L.A.; van Belkum, M.J. and Vederas, J.C. Class IIc or circular bacteriocins. In Prokaryotic Antimicrobial Peptides from Genes to Applications. D. Drider and S. Rebuffat (Eds), Chapter 12, pp 213-236, 2011, Springer Verlag.

Van Belkum, M.J.; Martin-Visscher, L.A. and Vederas, J.C. Cloning and Characterization of the Gene Cluster involved in the Production of the Circular Bacteriocin Carnocyclin A. Probiotics & Antimicrobial Proteins, 2, 218-225 (2010).

Martin-Visscher, L.A.; Gong, X.; Duszyk, M. and Vederas, J.C., The 3D structure of carnocyclin A reveals that many circular bacteriocins share a common structural motif, J. Biol. Chem. 284, 28674-28681 (2009).

Gong, X.; Martin-Visscher, L.A.; Nahirney, D.; Vederas, J.C.; and Duszyk, M. The circular bacteriocin, carnocyclin A, forms anion-selective channels in lipid bilayers, Biochim. Biophys. Acta (Biomembranes), 1788, 1797–1803 (2009).

Martin-Visscher, L.A.; van Belkum, M.J.; Garneau-Tsodikova, S.; Whittal, R.M.; Zheng, J.; McMullen. L.M.; and Vederas, J.C., Isolation and characterization of carnocyclin A, a novel circular bacteriocin, produced by Carnobacterium maltaromaticum UAL307, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74, 4756-4763 (2008).

Martin-Visscher, L.A.; Sprules, T.; Gursky, L.J.; and Vederas, J.C., NMR Solution Structure of PisI, a Group B Immunity Protein that Provides Protection Against the Type IIa Bacteriocin Piscicolin 126, PisA, Biochemistry, 47, 6427-6436 (2008).