Research Highlights Archive
Akshat Sharma's essay about the value of pursuing a Master's degree was published in the September issue of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology's monthly magazine, ASBMB Today. Sharma is a former Master's student in Dr. Jane Schuh's lab and is currently working toward a Ph.D. in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can read Akshat's essay here.
Nisin resistance paper
Dr. Teresa Bergholz's paper describing salt-induced nisin resistance in Listeria monocytogenes will appear in the Oct. issue of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. The paper has been published online ahead of print. You can view it here.
A paper by Dr. John McEvoy, Brianna Stenger, and collaborators in the Czech Republic and New Zealand was recently published online in the International Journal for Parasitology. The paper, which can be viewed here, describes the coevolution of Cryptosporidium tyzzeri and the house mouse.
Sumit Ghosh, a former graduate student and current postdoc in Dr. Jane Schuh's lab, was recently awarded his first grant. He will use the funds to study fungal toxins in inhalation exposures when the host has underlying allergic disease. "This is a big deal," says Dr. Schuh. "He did it all on his own, and I'm ridiculously proud of him!"
A review article by Dr. Birgit Pruess and graduate students, Ty Lynnes and Priyankar Samanta, was published in the June issue of FEMS Microbiology Letters. The paper describes the control of E. coli
biofilms by modifying signal transduction pathways using metabolites.
Dr. Glenn Dorsam and Dr. Jane Schuh were each recently awarded an NIH grant to study allergic fungal asthma. The grants will fund an interdisciplinary training program for undergraduate and graduate students who will use a mouse model to understand: (1) how cell signaling influences recruitment of eosinophils to the lung (a hallmark of asthma) and (2) the whole-body changes that occur during the progression of asthma in mice. The awards will also support a seminar series with prominent speakers/scientists and student travel to regional and national meetings. Image: CDC
Dr. Peter Bergnolz’s January 2013 paper in Applied and Environmental Microbiology explores two things: (1) the prevalence, persistence, and diversity of food-borne pathogens in fresh produce fields in New York State and (2) the landscape and meteorological factors that predict the presence of these microbes. Image: CDC/Amanda Mills