Richard Stewart

Associate Professor



Office Phone: (301) 405-5475

Fax: (301) 314-9489

Office Address: 3122 Microbiology Building



General Biology (BSCI105)

Microbial Physiology (BSCI443)


graduate program affiliations

  • BISI - BISI-Molecular & Cellular Biology (MOCB)
  • BISI - BISI-Physiological Systems (PSYS)

research interests

Signal transduction in microorganisms


recent publications

Stewart, R.C. 2010. Protein histidine kinases: assembly of active sites and their regulation in signaling pathways. Current Opinion in Microbiology 13, 133-141.   


Eaton, A.K. and Stewart, R.C. 2010. Kinetics of ATP and TNP-ATP binding to the active site of CheA from Thermotoga maritima. Biochemistry 49, 5799-809.


Thakor, H., Nicholas, S., Porter, I.M., Hand, N., and Stewart, R.C. 2011.  Identification of an Anchor Residue for CheA-CheY Interactions in the Chemotaxis System of Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriology 193:3894-3903.


science education publications

Marbach-Ad, G., McAdams, K.C., Benson, S., Briken, V., Cathcart, L., Chase, M., El-Sayed, N.M., Frauwirth, K., Fredericksen, B., Joseph, S.W., Lee, V., McIver, K.S., Mosser, D., Quimby, B.B., Shields, P., Song, W., Stein, D.C., Stewart, R., Thompson, K.V., and Smith, A.C., 2010. A model for using a concept inventory as a tool for students' assessment and faculty professional development". CBE Life Sci Educ. 9,408-16. 


Stewart, R. C., Smith, A. C. and Shields, P. A. 2008. ELVIS Meltdown! Microbiology Concepts of Culture, Growth, and Metabolism. The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science Case Collection, University of Buffalo. []


Stewart, R.C., Stein, D.C., Yuan, R.T., Smith, A.C. 2014.  “The Farmer’s Dilemma” – an interrupted case study for learning bacterial genetics in the context of the impact of microbes on the organic food industry and biotechnology. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education, in press.



Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1984