Michael Schurr, PhD
Associate Professor, Immunology and Microbiology


  • Trivedi R, Gautam D, Kehe GM, Escobedo HD, Patel K, Stansbury JW, Schurr MJ, Nair DP. Synthesis, characterization and evaluation of azobenzene nanogels for their antibacterial properties in adhesive dentistry. Eur J Oral Sci. 2022 Feb;130(1):e12832. doi: 10.1111/eos.12832. Epub 2021 Dec 19.PMID: 34923692.
  • Manuel CA, Johnson LK, Pugazhenthi U, Fong DL, Fink M, Habenicht LM, Leszczynski JK, Diana IR, Schurr MJ, Frank DN. Effect of Antimicrobial Prophylaxis on Corynebacterium bovis Infection and the Skin Microbiome of Immunodeficient Mice. Comp Med. 2022 Apr 1;72(2):78-89. doi: 10.30802/AALAS-CM-21-000082. Epub 2022 Apr 4.PMID: 35379380
  • Misischia WP, Xenoudi P, Yukna RA, Schurr MJ. Correction to: Bacterial reduction effect of four different dental lasers on titanium surfaces in vitro. Lasers Med Sci. 2021 Oct;36(8):1769. PubMed PMID: 34427850
  • Misischia WP, Xenoudi P, Yukna RA, Schurr MJ. Bacterial reduction effect of four different dental lasers on titanium surfaces in vitro. Lasers Med Sci. 2021 Oct;36(8):1759-1767. PubMed PMID: 34313893
  • Hassett DJ, Kovall RA, Schurr MJ, Kotagiri N, Kumari H, Satish L. The Bactericidal Tandem Drug, AB569: How to Eradicate Antibiotic-Resistant Biofilm Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Multiple Disease Settings Including Cystic Fibrosis, Burns/Wounds and Urinary Tract Infections. Front Microbiol. 2021;12:639362. PubMed PMID: 34220733
  • Bogue, A.L., Panmanee, W., McDaniel1, C.T., Mortensen, J.E., Kamau, E., Actis, L.A., Johannigman, J.A., Schurr,M.J., Kotagiri L.S.N., Hassett, D.J.. 2021. AB569, a non-toxic combination of acidified nitrite and EDTA, is effective at killing the notorious Iraq/Afghanistan combat wound pathogens, multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii and Acinetobacter spp. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0247513. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0247513
  • Fagre, A.C., Pugazhenthi, U., Cheleuitte-Nieves, C., Crim, M.J., Henderson, K.S., Fong, D.L., Leszczynski, J.K., Schurr, M.J., Daniels, J.B., Manuel, C. A. 2021. Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Corynebacterium bovis Isolates from Immunodeficient Rodents. Comparative Medicine. 71:1-5. DOI: 10.30802/AALAS-CM-20-000107.
  • McDaniel CT, Panmanee W, Winsor GL, Gill E, Bertelli C, Schurr MJ, Dongare P, Paul AT, Ko SB, Lau GW, Dasgupta N, Bogue AL, Miller WE, Mortensen JE, Haslam DB, Dexheimer P, Muruve DA, Aronow BJ, Forbes MDE, Danilczuk M, Brinkman FSL, Hancock REW, Meyer TJ, Hassett DJ. AB569, a nontoxic chemical tandem that kills major human pathogenic bacteria. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Mar 3;117(9):4921-4930. PubMed PMID: 32071223
  • Schurr MJ. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Alginate Benefits Staphylococcus aureus?. J Bacteriol. 2020 Mar 26;202(8). PubMed PMID: 32015142
  • Pearson EC, Pugazhenthi U, Fong DL, Smith DE, Nicklawsky AG, Habenicht LM, Fink MK, Leszczynski JK, Schurr MJ, Manuel CA. Metaphylactic Antibiotic Treatment to Prevent the Transmission of Corynebacterium bovis to Immunocompromised Mouse Offspring. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2020 Nov 1;59(6):712-718. PubMed PMID: 32907697
  • Mori, D. I.; Schurr, M. J.; Nair, D. P. “Selective Inhibition of Streptococci Biofilm Growth via a Hydroxylated Azobenzene Coating,” Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2020, 1902149.
  • Mitchell CM, McGrath A, Beck B, Schurr MJ, Fong D, Leszczynski JK, Manuel CA. Low-cost, Small-scale Decontamination of Laboratory Equipment by Using Chlorine Dioxide Gas. J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2019 Sep 1;58(5):569-576. PubMed PMID: 31466553
  • Panmanee W, Su S, Schurr MJ, Lau GW, Zhu X, Ren Z, McDaniel CT, Lu LJ, Ohman DE, Muruve DA, Panos RJ, Yu HD, Thompson TB, Tseng BS, Hassett DJ. The anti-sigma factor MucA of Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Dramatic differences of a mucA22 vs. a ?mucA mutant in anaerobic acidified nitrite sensitivity of planktonic and biofilm bacteria in vitro and during chronic murine lung infection. PLoS One. 2019;14(6):e0216401. PubMed PMID: 31158231
  • Kehe GM, Mori DI, Schurr MJ, Nair DP. Optically Responsive, Smart Anti-Bacterial Coatings via the Photofluidization of Azobenzenes. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2019 Jan 16;11(2):1760-1765. PubMed PMID: 30605328
  • Mori, D.I., Powell, A., Kehe, G.M., Schurr, M.J., Nair, D.P., Puranik, C.P.. 2021. Acrylated hydroxyazobenzene copolymers in composite-resin matrix inhibits S. mutans biofilms in vitro. Pediatric Dentistry.
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