PhD, Microbiology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2014; BA; Biological Sciences, Goucher College, 2007
Elementary Microbiology (BI214)
Cell Biology (BI342)
Microbiology Lab (Bi353)
Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology (Bi355)
Dr. Videau joined the faculty in 2018, teaching courses in cell and microbiology. His research focuses on two main areas: the genetic processes underlying cellular differentiation and natural product expression in the model freshwater filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120, and pathogenesis of the marine bacterium Vibrio coralliilyticus. Active projects include defining new genes and determining the interactions of known effectors involved in Anabaena differentiation, using the Anabaena system for the heterologous expression and subsequent study of desirable compounds, and assessing virulence determinants in V. coralliilyticus using several model systems of infection. He also maintains active collaborations classifying novel microbes, investigating compound emergence in a prebiotic context, and work in many other facets of microbiology. Previously, Dr. Videau has worked in DNA nanotechnology laboratories at Duke University and the University of Aarhus (Denmark), conducted research on human herpes simplex virus 1 in the Viral Oncology Research Program in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, and was an intern in a systematics and evolution lab at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
Ushijima B,‡ Videau P,‡ Poscablo D,* Stengel JW,* Beurmann S, Burger AH, Aeby GS, Callahan SM. (2016) Mutation of the toxRor mshA genes from Vibrio coralliilyticus strain OCN014 reduces infection of the coral Acropora cytherea. Environ. Microbiol.18(11):4055-4067.
Videau P,‡ Rivers OS,‡ Hurd K, Ushijima B, Oshiro RT,* Ende RJ,* O’Hanlon SM, Cozy LM. (2016) HetP and its homologs modulate heterocyst commitment in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120. PNAS,113(45):E6984-E6992.
Videau P, Wells KN,* Gerwick WH, Philmus B. (2016) Assessment of Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 as a heterologous expression host for cyanobacterial natural products: Production of lyngbyatoxin A. ACS Synthetic Biology, 5(9):978-988.
Videau P, Ni S, Rivers OS, Ushijima B, Feldmann E, Cozy LM, Kennedy MA, Callahan SM. (2014) Expanding the direct HetR regulon in Anabaenasp. strain PCC 7120. J. Bacteriol. 196(5):1113-1121.
Kim Y, Ye Z, Joachimiak G, Videau P, Young JE,* Hurd KL, Callahan SM, Gornicki P, Zhao J, Haselkorn R, Joachimiak A. (2013) Structures of complexes comprised of Fischerella transcription factor HetR with Anabaena DNA targets. PNAS 110:E1716-E1723.