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Dr Heather Shearer

Heather ShearerPostdoctoral Fellow

 PhD(Otago)

Email heather.shearer@otago.ac.nz
Tel +64 3 378 6159

Research interests

Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Shearer is investigating the mechanisms underlying S. pneumoniae resistance to oxidants.

She recently completed her PhD project on the sensitivity of S. pneumoniae to oxidative stress, and how we can improve the killing of these pathogenic bacteria by our immune systems.

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Publications

Shearer, H. L., Parker, H. A., Pace, P. E., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022, August). Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to oxidative stress. Poster session presented at the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Shearer, H. L., Pace, P. E., Paton, J. C., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022). A newly identified flavoprotein disulfide reductase Har protects Streptococcus pneumoniae against hypothiocyanous acid. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 102359. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.102359

Shearer, H. L. (2022). Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to oxidative stress (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/12770

Shearer, H. L., Kaldor, C. D., Hua, H., Kettle, A. J., Parker, H. A., & Hampton, M. B. (2022). Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to hypothiocyanous acid generated by host peroxidases. Infection & Immunity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1128/iai.00530-21

Shearer, H. L., Paton, J. C., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022). Glutathione utilization protects Streptococcus pneumoniae against lactoperoxidase-derived hypothiocyanous acid. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 179, 24-33. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.12.261

Shearer, H. L., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022). Bactericidal activity of the oxidants derived from mammilian heme peroxidases. In C. L. Hawkins & W. M. Nauseef (Eds.), Mammalian heme peroxidases: Diverse roles in health and disease. (pp. 171-188). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781003212287

Chapter in Book - Research

Shearer, H. L., Kaldor, C. D., Hua, H., Kettle, A. J., Parker, H. A., & Hampton, M. B. (2022). Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae to hypothiocyanous acid generated by host peroxidases. Infection & Immunity. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1128/iai.00530-21

Journal - Research Article

Shearer, H. L., Pace, P. E., Paton, J. C., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022). A newly identified flavoprotein disulfide reductase Har protects Streptococcus pneumoniae against hypothiocyanous acid. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 102359. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jbc.2022.102359

Journal - Research Article

Shearer, H. L., Paton, J. C., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022). Glutathione utilization protects Streptococcus pneumoniae against lactoperoxidase-derived hypothiocyanous acid. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 179, 24-33. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2021.12.261

Journal - Research Article

Shearer, H. L., Parker, H. A., Paton, J., Camilli, A., Pace, P. E., Dickerhof, N., & Hampton, M. B. (2021). Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to oxidative stress. Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the Federation of Asian & Oceanic Biochemists & Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). (pp. 145). Retrieved from https://www.faobmb2021.org

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Shearer, H. L., Parker, H. A., Pace, P. E., Hampton, M. B., & Dickerhof, N. (2022, August). Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to oxidative stress. Poster session presented at the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Shearer, H. L. (2022). Sensitising Streptococcus pneumoniae to oxidative stress (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/12770

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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