Dr. Clifton Franklund
Professor of Microbiology

Books and Book Chapters


  1. Lathrop, J.T., C.V. Franklund and R.J. Kadner. Communication Between Membranes in TonB-Dependent Transport Across the Bacterial Outer Membrane. In W.N. Kohings, H.R. Kaback and J.S. Lolkema (eds). Handbook of Biol. Phys. Vol. 2. Elsevier Press (1996).

  2. Franklund, C.V. Microbiology. Chancellors Learning Systems, Fishers, IN. (2004).

Abstracts and Poster Presentations


  1. Creating Institutional Processes that Enhance Faculty Engagement in Learning Assessment. HLC-NCA Assessment Workshop. 2013.

  2. Franklund, C.V. Facilitating Collaborative Learning with Google Apps. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. 2010.

  3. Woodman, H., C.V. Franklund, and C. Conley-Sowels. Rubrics + Readability  =  Retention --The 3 Rs: Making the Connection. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. 2010.

  4. Woodman, H., C.V. Franklund, and C. Conley-Sowels. Rubrics Rock! Using Rubrics to Assess Authentic Student Learning. Texas A&M Assessment Conference. 2010.

  5. Woodman, H., C.V. Franklund, and C. Conley-Sowels. Rubrics Rock! Rubistar and Beyond: Rubrics to Use Monday Morning. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. 2009.

  6. Franklund, C.V. Using Computer-Assisted Formative Feedback to Enhance Learning in an Introductory-Level Microbiology Course. Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching. 2008.

  7. Nolan, D., H. Abdelhadi, and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Characterization of the recA Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum 10953. National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2003.

  8. Raps, A., and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Analysis of a Lipopolysaccharide Core Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum. National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2002.

  9. Raps, A., and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Analysis of a Lipopolysaccharide Core Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum. Southern California Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2001.

  10. Krebs, T., C.V. Franklund, and J.B. Goldberg. Function Analysis of Enzymes in Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Amer. Soc. for Microbiol. 1999. (Honorable Mention).

  11. Dean, C.D., C.V. Franklund, J.D. Retief, M.J. Coyne, Jr., K. Hatano, D.J. Evans, G.B. Pier, and J.B. Goldberg. Sequence Analysis of the O Antigen Locus from the Serogroup O11Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain PA103. Abstr. Annu. Meet Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1998.

  12. Franklund, C.V. and J.B. Goldberg.  Cloning and Characterization of GltX from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1998.

  13. Franklund, C.V. and R.J. Kadner. Regulation of btuB in Escherichia coli. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1996.

  14. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Cloning, Sequencing, and Expression of the Gene coding for 7a-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Southeastern Microbial Physiology and Genetics Conference 1994.

  15. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Characterization of the Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase Gene from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Am. Soc. for Microbiol. 1993.

  16. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Characterization of the Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase Gene from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1993. 

  17. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Purification and Characterization of a 7a - Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Am. Soc. for Microbiol. 1989. (Outstanding Speaker Award)

  18. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multiprotein Complex Containing the Cholate-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Abstr. Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1988.

  19. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multiprotein Complex Containing the Cholate-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Amer. Soc. for Microbiol. 1988.

  20. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumen Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenes S85. Annu. Meet. of the North Dakota Branch Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1986.

  21. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumen Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenes S85. Abst. Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1986.

My Publications


  1. Pandak, W.M., P. Bohdan, C. Franklund, D.H. Mallonee, G. Eggertsen, I. Björkhem, Z.R. Vlahcevic, and P.B. Hylemon. Expression of Sterol 12 β-Hydroxylase Alters Bile Acid Pool Composition in Primary Rat Hepatocytes and In Vivo. Gastroenterology 120:1801-1809 (2001).

  2. Dean, C.D., C.V. Franklund, J.D. Retief, M.J. Coyne, Jr., K. Hatano, D.J. Evans, G.B. Pier, and J.B. Goldberg. Characterization of the O Antigen Locus from the Serogroup O11 Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain PA103: Identification of the O Antigen Polymerase Gene. J. Bacteriol. 181: 4275–4284 (1999).

  3. Franklund, C.V., and J.B. Goldberg. Cloning and Characterization of gltX from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAK. J. Bacteriol. 181:3582-3586 (1999).

  4. Aitchison, Paul M., Spencer B. Gay, C.V. Franklund, and J.J. Jackson. A Web-based End of Rotation Quiz. Acad. Radiol.4: 860-861 (1997).

  5. Franklund, C.V. and R.J. Kadner. Multiple Transcribed Elements Control Expression of the Escherichia coli btuB Gene. J. Bacteriol. 179:4039-4042 (1997).

  6. Franklund, C.V., S.F. Baron, and P.B. Hylemon. Characterization of the baiH Gene Encoding a Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 175:3002-3012 (1993).

  7. Baron, S.F., C.V. Franklund, and P.B. Hylemon. Cloning, Sequencing, and Expression of the Gene Coding for Bile Acid 7-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 173:4558-4569 (1991).

  8. Hylemon, P.B., P.D. Melone, C.V. Franklund, E. Lund, and I. Björkhem. Mechanism of Intestinal 7-dehydroxylation of Cholic Acid: Evidence that Allo-Deoxycholic Acid is an Inducible Side-Product. J. Lipid Res. 32: 89-96 (1991).

  9. Franklund, C.V., P. de Prada, and P.B. Hylemon. Purification and Characterization of a Microbial, NADP-Dependent Bile Acid 7-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 9842-9849 (1990).

  10. White, W.B., C.V. Franklund, J.P. Coleman, and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multigene Family Involved in Bile Acid 7-Dehydroxylation in Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 170: 4555-4561 (1988).

  11. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumenal Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenesJ. Bacteriol. 169: 500-506 (1987)

  1. Mercado, G., A. L. Nilges, P. Amêzçua, and C. V. Franklund. Cloning, Purification, and Characterization of NeuA from Fusobacterium nucleatum ssp. polymorphum. (In preparation).

  2. Pandak, W.M., P. Bohdan, C. Franklund, D.H. Mallonee, G. Eggertsen, I. Björkhem, Z.R. Vlahcevic, and P.B. Hylemon. Expression of Sterol 12 β-Hydroxylase Alters Bile Acid Pool Composition in Primary Rat Hepatocytes and In Vivo. Gastroenterology 120:1801-1809 (2001).

  3. Dean, C.D., C.V. Franklund, J.D. Retief, M.J. Coyne, Jr., K. Hatano, D.J. Evans, G.B. Pier, and J.B. Goldberg. Characterization of the O Antigen Locus from the Serogroup O11 Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain PA103: Identification of the O Antigen Polymerase Gene. J. Bacteriol. 181: 4275–4284 (1999).

  4. Franklund, C.V., and J.B. Goldberg. Cloning and Characterization of gltX from Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAK. J. Bacteriol. 181:3582-3586 (1999).

  5. Franklund, C.V. and R.J. Kadner. Multiple Transcribed Elements Control Expression of the Escherichia coli btuB Gene. J. Bacteriol. 179:4039-4042 (1997).

  6. Franklund, C.V., S.F. Baron, and P.B. Hylemon. Characterization of the baiH Gene Encoding a Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase fromEubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 175:3002-3012 (1993).

  7. Baron, S.F., C.V. Franklund, and P.B. Hylemon. Cloning, Sequencing, and Expression of the Gene Coding for Bile Acid 7-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase from Eubacteriumsp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 173:4558-4569 (1991).

  8. Hylemon, P.B., P.D. Melone, C.V. Franklund, E. Lund, and I. Björkhem. Mechanism of Intestinal 7-dehydroxylation of Cholic Acid: Evidence that Allo-Deoxycholic Acid is an Inducible Side-Product. J. Lipid Res. 32: 89-96 (1991).

  9. Franklund, C.V., P. de Prada, and P.B. Hylemon. Purification and Characterization of a Microbial, NADP-Dependent Bile Acid 7-Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase. J. Biol. Chem. 265: 9842-9849 (1990).

  10. White, W.B., C.V. Franklund, J.P. Coleman, and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multigene Family Involved in Bile Acid 7-Dehydroxylation in Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. J. Bacteriol. 170: 4555-4561 (1988).

  11. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumenal Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenesJ. Bacteriol. 169: 500-506 (1987)

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Lathrop, J.T., C.V. Franklund and R.J. Kadner. Communication Between Membranes in TonB-Dependent Transport Across the Bacterial Outer Membrane. In W.N. Kohings, H.R. Kaback and J.S. Lolkema (eds). Handbook of Biol. Phys. Vol. 2. Elsevier Press (1996).

  2. Franklund, C.V. Microbiology. Chancellors Learning Systems, Fishers, IN. (2004).

Research poster presentations

  1. Nolan, D., H. Abdelhadi, and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Characterization of the recA Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum 10953. National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2003.

  2. Raps, A., and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Analysis of a Lipopolysaccharide Core Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum. National Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2002.

  3. Raps, A., and C.V. Franklund. Cloning and Analysis of a Lipopolysaccharide Core Gene from Fusobacterium nucleatum. Southern California Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. 2001.

  4. Krebs, T., C.V. Franklund, and J.B. Goldberg. Function Analysis of Enzymes in Lipopolysaccharide Biosynthesis. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Amer. Soc. for Microbiol. 1999. (Honorable Mention).

  5. Dean, C.D., C.V. Franklund, J.D. Retief, M.J. Coyne, Jr., K. Hatano, D.J. Evans, G.B. Pier, and J.B. Goldberg. Sequence Analysis of the O Antigen Locus from the Serogroup O11Pseudomonas aeruginosa Strain PA103. Abstr. Annu. Meet Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1998.

  6. Franklund, C.V. and J.B. Goldberg.  Cloning and Characterization of GltX from Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1998.

  7. Franklund, C.V. and R.J. Kadner. Regulation of btuB in Escherichia coli. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1996.

  8. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Cloning, Sequencing, and Expression of the Gene coding for 7a-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Southeastern Microbial Physiology and Genetics Conference 1994.

  9. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Characterization of the Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase Gene from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Am. Soc. for Microbiol. 1993.

  10. Baron, S. F., C. V. Franklund, and P. B. Hylemon. Characterization of the Bile Acid-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase Gene from Eubacterium sp. VPI 12708. Abstr. Annu. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1993. 

  11. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Purification and Characterization of a 7a - Hydroxysteroid Dehydrogenase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Am. Soc. for Microbiol. 1989. (Outstanding Speaker Award)

  12. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multiprotein Complex Containing the Cholate-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Abstr. Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1988.

  13. Franklund, C.V., and P.B. Hylemon. Evidence for a Multiprotein Complex Containing the Cholate-Inducible NADH:Flavin Oxidoreductase from Eubacterium sp. Strain VPI 12708. Annu. Meet. of the Virginia Branch of the Amer. Soc. for Microbiol. 1988.

  14. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumen Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenes S85. Annu. Meet. of the North Dakota Branch Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1986.

  15. Franklund, C.V., and T.L. Glass. Glucose Uptake by the Cellulolytic Rumen Anaerobe Bacteroides succinogenes S85. Abst. Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. 1986.