Catmull Deanne

Ms. Deanne Catmull


Ms. Deanne Catmull
Ms. Deanne Catmull


Telephone: +61 3 9341 1577


  • BSBSc (Hons) La Trobe University
  • Research Assistant for the Oral Health CRC
  • Health and Safety Representative for the Melbourne Dental School
  • Convenor of the University of Melbourne Health and Safety Representatives Committee


  • Confocal Microscopy
  • Anaerobic, asaccharolytic bacteria
  • Bacterial biofilm formation, development and function
  • The development and characterization of novel antibacterial therapies, agents and products


  • The characterization of biofilm formation and development by oral bacteria.
  • How interactions between Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola,Tanerella forsythia and Fusobacterium nucleatum contribute to the development of periodontal diseases
  • The characterization and application of novel antibacterial therapies, agents and products against monospecies and polymicrobial oral bacterial biofilms.


  1. Veith PD, Nor Muhammad NA, Dashper SG, Likić VA, Gorasia DG, Chen D, Byrne SJ, Catmull DV, Reynolds EC. Protein substrates of a novel secretion system are numerous in the Bacteroidetes phylum and have in common a cleavable C-terminal secretion signal, extensive post-translational modification and cell surface attachment. J Proteome Res. 2013 Sep 6. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Oettinger-Barak O, Dashper SG, Catmull DV, Adams GG, Sela MN, Machtei EE, Reynolds EC. Antibiotic susceptibility of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans JP2 in a biofilm. J Oral Microbiol. 2013 May 8;5.
  3. Zainal-Abidin Z, Veith PD, Dashper SG, Zhu Y, Catmull DV, Chen YY, Heryanto DC, Chen D, Pyke JS, Tan K, Mitchell HL, Reynolds EC. Differential proteomic analysis of a polymicrobial biofilm. J Proteome Res. 2012 Sep 7;11(9):4449-64.
  4. Pidot SJ, Porter JL, Tobias NJ, Anderson J, Catmull D, Seemann T, Kidd S, Davies JK, Reynolds E, Dashper S, Stinear TP.Regulation of the 18 kDa heat shock protein in Mycobacterium ulcerans: an alpha-crystallin orthologue that promotes biofilm formation. Mol Microbiol. 2010 Dec;78(5):1216-31.
  5. Lo A, Seers C, Dashper S, Butler C, Walker G, Walsh K, Catmull D, Hoffmann B, Cleal S, Lissel P, Boyce J, Reynolds E. FimR and FimS: biofilm formation and gene expression in Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Bacteriol. 2010 Mar;192(5):1332-43.
  6. Mitchell HL, Dashper SG, Catmull DV, Paolini RA, Cleal SM, Slakeski N, Tan KH, Reynolds EC. Treponema denticola biofilm-induced expression of a bacteriophage, toxin-antitoxin systems and transposases. Microbiology. 2010 Mar;156(Pt 3):774-88.
  7. Dashper SG, O'Brien-Simpson NM, Cross KJ, Paolini RA, Hoffmann B, Catmull DV, Malkoski M, Reynolds EC. Divalent metal cations increase the activity of the antimicrobial Peptide kappacin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2005 Jun;49(6):2322-8.
  8. Wang D, Ayers MM, Catmull DV, Hazelwood LJ, Bernard CC, Orian JM. Astrocyte-associated axonal damage in pre-onset stages of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. Glia. 2005 Aug 15;51(3):235-40.
  9. Ayers MM, Hazelwood LJ, Catmull DV, Wang D, McKormack Q, Bernard CC, Orian JM. Early glial responses in murine models of multiple sclerosis. Neurochem Int. 2004 Jul-Aug;45(2-3):409-19.
  10. Oxantel disrupts polymicrobial biofilm development of periodontal pathogens.
    Dashper S, O'Brien-Simpson N, Liu SW, Paolini R, Mitchell H, Walsh K, D'Cruze T, Hoffmann B, Catmull D, Zhu Y, Reynolds E. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2014;58(1):378-85.

Also see Ms. Catmull's Find an Expert page at The University of Melbourne.


  • Associate Member of the Australian Society for Microbiology
  • The Golden Key International Honour Society