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Alexander B. Westbye


B.S. in Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Oslo, 2008

Current position

Ph.D. Candidate (in progress), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of British Columbia (expected finish in Spring 2015)


  1. Westbye, A. B., Leung, M. M., Florizone, S. M., Taylor, T. A., Johnson, J. A., Fogg, P. C. and Beatty, J. T. (2013). Phosphate concentration and the putative sensor kinase protein CckA modulate cell lysis and release of the Rhodobacter capsulatus gene transfer agent. J Bacteriol 195(22): 5025-5040.
  2. Fogg, P. C., Westbye, A. B. and Beatty, J. T. (2012). One for all or all for one: heterogeneous expression and host cell lysis are key to gene transfer agent activity in Rhodobacter capsulatus. PLoS One 7(8): e43772.
Protocols by Alexander B. Westbye
  1. Endolysin Expression, Purification and Activity Determination by Zymography