Faculty Profile

Alexander H. Rickard, PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc.

Alexander H. Rickard, PhD, M.Sc., B.Sc.

  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • SPH I, 5646
  • 1415 Washington Heights
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

2010-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Michigan, Michigan, USA. 2006-2010: Assistant Professor, State University of New York (Binghamton), New York, USA. 2004-2006: Intramural Visiting Scientist, National institutes of Health (NIDCR), Maryland, USA. 2001-2004: Research Associate, School of Pharmacy, University of Manchester, Lancashire, UK.

  • PhD, , University of Manchester, UK,
  • M.Sc., , University of Birmingham, UK,
  • B.Sc., , University of Birmingham, UK,

  • Interspecies bacterial interactions and relevance to human health Biofilm development in freshwater, oral and medically relevant environments Interaction of the human microbiome with environmental microorganisms

  • Saenz, G.C., Rao, D., Underwood, A., Belapure, S.A., Campagna, S.R., Sun, Z., Tammariello, S., Rickard, A.H. (2012). Autoinducer-2 Influences Interactions amongst Pioneer Colonizing Streptococci in Oral Biofilms. Microbiology.
  • Han, A., Zenilman, J.M., Melendez, J.H., Shirtliff, M.E., Agostinho, A., James, G., Stewart, P.S., Mongodin, E.F., Rao, D., Rickard, A.H., Lazarus, G.S. (2011). The importance of a multifaceted approach to characterizing the microbial flora of chronic wounds. Wound Repair Regeneration 532-541.
  • Rao, D., Arvanitidou, E., Du-Thumm, L., Rickard, A.H. (2011). Efficacy of an alcohol-free CPC-containing mouthwash against oral multispecies biofilms. The Journal of Clinical Dentistry 187-194.
  • Min, K.R., Zimmer, M and Rickard, A.H. (2010). Physicochemical parameters influencing coaggregation between freshwater biofilm bacteria. Biofouling 931-40.
  • Rickard, A.H., Colacino, K., Morton, R., Manton, K., Pfeil, J., Rhoads, D., Wollcock, R. and James, G. (2010). Production of cell-cell signaling molecules by chronic wound bacteria. Journal of Applied Microbiology 1509-22.
  • Rickard, A.H., Campagna, S.R., Kolenbrander, P.E. (2008). Autoinducer-2 is produced under conditions relevant to natural oral biofilms. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2096-2103.
  • Rickard, A.H., Palmer, R.J., Blehert, D.S., Campagna, S.R., Semmelhack, M.F., Egland, P.G., Bassler, B.L. and Kolenbrander, P.E. (2006). Autoinducer-2: a concentration-dependent signal for communication in oral biofilms. Molecular Microbiology 1446-1456.
  • Rickard, A.H., Stead, A.T., OMay, G., Lindsay, S., Handley, P.S. and Gilbert, P. (2005). Adhaeribacter aquaticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a Gram-negative biofilm isolate from a potable water biofilm. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 821-829.
  • Gilbert, P., Rickard, A.H and McBain, A.J. (2004). Antimicrobial resistance in biofilms. In Principles and practice of disinfection. In Edited by L. Hugo and D. Russell. (Ed.) Blackwell Sciences Press, London, UK. 126-136.
  • Rickard, A.H., Kolenbrander, P.E., Handley, P.S. and Gilbert, P. (2003). Bacterial coaggregation: An integral process in multi-species biofilm development. Trends in Microbiology 94-100.

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Society for Applied Microbiology