Chester W. Price

Position Title
Research Professor

239B Briggs Hall

Research Interests

Molecular genetic analysis of bacterial signaling mechanisms.


  • 1976 Ph.D. Microbiology UC Davis
  • 1968 BA Microbiology UC Riverside


Gaidenko, T. A., and C. W. Price. 2014. Genetic evidence for a phosphorylation-independent signal transduction mechanism within the Bacillus subtilis stressosome. PLoS One 9:e90741.

Gaidenko, T. A., X. Bie, E. P. Baldwin, and C. W. Price. 2012. Two surfaces of a conserved interdomain linker differentially affect output from the RST sensing module of the Bacillus subtilis stressosome. J. Bacteriol. 194:3913-3921

Nadezhdin, E. V., M. S. Brody, and C. W. Price. 2011. An alpha/beta hydrolase and associated Per-ARNT-Sim domain comprise a bipartite sensing module coupled with diverse output domains. PLoS One 6:e25418.

Gaidenko, T. A., X. Bie, E. P. Baldwin, and C. W. Price. 2011. Substitutions in the presumed sensing domain of the Bacillus subtilis stressosome affect its basal output but not response to environmental signals. J. Bacteriol. 193:3588-3597.

Eymann, C., S. Schulz, K. Gronau, D. Becher, M. Hecker, and C. W. Price. 2011. In vivo phosphorylation patterns of key stressosome proteins define a second feedback loop that limits activation of Bacillus subtilis sigma-B. Mol. Microbiol. 80:798-810.

Price, C. W. 2010. General stress response in Bacillus subtilis and related Gram positive bacteria, p. 301-318. In G. Storz and R. Hengge (ed.), Bacterial Stress Responses, 2nd edn. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.

Shin, J.-H., M. S. Brody, and C. W. Price. 2010. Physical and antibiotic stresses require activation of the RsbU phosphatase to induce the general stress response in Listeria monocytogenes. Microbiology 156:2660-2669.

Brody, M. S., V. Stewart, and C. W. Price. 2009. Bypass suppression analysis maps the signaling pathway within a multidomain protein: the RsbP energy stress phosphatase 2C from Bacillus subtilis. Mol. Microbiol. 72:1221-1234.