University of California, Riverside

Division of Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences Faculty

Neal L. Schiller, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Sciences

Neal L. Schiller

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-4535
Office: 2609 School of Medicine Education Building

Education and Training

  • Postdoc in infectious diseases, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, 1976-78
  • Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976
  • B.S. Biology, Boston College

Research Summary

The study of the interaction of bacterial pathogens with human host defenses; analysis of the microbial physiology, genetics, immunobiology and pathogenesis of pseudomonas aeruginosa infection in cystic fibrosis patients; characterization of antibiotic resistance in helicobacter pylori; study of the antimicrobial activity of various cationic proteins.


  • Elected to UCR Academy of Distinguished Teachers, 2006-07.
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California, Riverside, 2005-06.
  • Faculty Marshall at Hippocratic Oath Ceremony, UCLA, 1993 – awarded by graduating medical school class.

Selected Publications

  • Qureshi, N., D. Morikis, and N.L. Schiller. 2011. Contribution of Specific Amino Acid Changes in Penicillin Binding Protein-1 to Amoxicillin Resistance in Clinical Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy 55: 101-109.
  • Clark, R.T., Hope, A., Lopez-Fraga, M., Schiller, N., Lo, D. 2009. Bacterial particle endocytosis by epithelial cells is selective and enhanced by tumor necrosis factor-receptor ligands. Clinical Vaccine Immunol 16: 397-407.
  • Cho, Y.S., Schiller, N.L., Oh, K.H. 2008. Antibacterial effects of green tea polyphenols on clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Curr. Microbiol. 57: 542-546.
  • Lee, J., L. Presley, E. Bent, J. Braun, N.L. Schiller, D. Straus, and J. Borneman. 2008. Bacteria and Bacterial rRNA Genes Associated with the Development of Colitis in IL-10-/- Mice. Inflammatory Bowel Disease 14: 1041-1050.
  • Cho, Y.-S., N.L. Schiller, H.-Y. Kahng and K.-Y. Oh. 2007. Cellular responses and proteomic analysis of Escherichia coli exposed to green tea polyphenols. Curr. Microbiol. 55: 501-506.
  • Co, E.-M. A. and N.L. Schiller. 2006. Resistance mechanisms in an in vitro-selected amoxicillin-resistant strain of Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 50: 4174-4176.
  • Alkawash, M.A., J. S. Soothill, and N.L. Schiller. 2006. Alginate lyase enhances antibiotic killing of mucoid Pseudomonas aeruginosa in biofilms. APMIS 114: 131-138.
  • Albrecht, M.T. and N.L. Schiller. 2005. Alginate lyase (AlgL) activity is required for alginate biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Bacteriol. 187: 3869-3872.
  • Robles-Price, A., T.Y. Wong, H. Sletta, S. Valla, and N.L. Schiller. 2004. AlgX is a periplasmic protein required for alginate biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. J. Bacteriol. 186: 7369-7377.
  • Albrecht, M.T., W. Wang, O. Shamova, R.I. Lehrer, and N.L. Schiller. 2002. Binding of protegrin-1 to Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Burkholderia cepacia. Respir. Res. 3: 18.
  • Preston, L.A., C.L. Bender and N.L. Schiller. 2001. Analysis and expression of <i>algL</i>, which encodes alginate lyase in Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae. DNA Sequence 12: 455-461.
  • DeLoney, C.R. and N.L. Schiller. 2000. Characterization of an in-vitro selected amoxicillin-resistant strain of Helicobacter pylori. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 44: 3368-3373.
  • Preston, L.A., T-Y. Wong, C.L. Bender and N. L. Schiller. 2000. Characterization of alginate lyase from Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae. J. Bacteriol. 182: 6268-6271.
  • Wong, T.Y., L.A. Preston, and N.L. Schiller. 2000. Alginate lyase: review of major sources and enzyme characteristics, structure-function analysis, biological roles, and applications. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 54: 289-340.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Division of Biomedical Sciences
UC Riverside School of Medicine
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-5470