Faculty and Staff

Culture plates
 Psychrophilic algae
 Broth cultures
 A gloved hand reaches toward the incinerator, labeled 'Caution Hot'
Fluorescent bacteria
 Microbes infecting cells
 Fluorescent viruses
 Antarctic research
Goldwater scholar at work in the lab
Research-active Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

Luis A. Actis
Professor and Chair
97 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5424
actisla@MiamiOH.edu

Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis

Mitchell F. Balish
Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
64 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-0167
balishmf@MiamiOH.edu

Cellular, subcellular, and molecular studies of morphology, organization, and division in Mycoplasma species

Annette Bollmann
Associate Professor
46 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-0426
bollmaa@MiamiOH.edu

Ecophysiology of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria; Culturing the unculturables

Eileen K. Bridge
Associate Professor
66 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-7264
bridgee@MiamiOH.edu

Adenovirus host cell interactions

Joseph M. Carlin
Professor
Assistant Chair
Director of the Mallory-Wilson Center
48 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5426
carlinjm@MiamiOH.edu

Immunology of intracellular Chlamydia infections; molecular mechanisms of interferon-mediated immunity

Xiao-Wen Cheng
Associate Professor
281B Upham Hall
(513) 529-5429
chengx@MiamiOH.edu

Host-range factors of baculovirus and gene transcription strategies of ascovirus

D.J. Ferguson
Associate Professor
90 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5441
fergusdj@MiamiOH.edu

Anaerobic one-carbon metabolism in methanogens and Gram-positive bacteria

Marcia R. Lee
Associate Professor
Director of Medical Laboratory Science
58 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5425
leemr@MiamiOH.edu

Use of ice-nucleating active bacteria and fungi for biological control

Rachael Morgan-Kiss
Associate Professor
98 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5434
morganr2@MiamiOH.edu

Polar Microbiology, Physiology, and Ecology

Xin Wang
Assistant Professor
50 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5427
xwang@MiamiOH.edu

Synthetic and Systems Biology

Timothy J. Wilson
Assistant Professor
68 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-1694
tim.wilson@MiamiOH.edu

Immunology and leukocyte surface receptor function

Instructional and Administrative Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

Kelly Z. Abshire
Associate Teaching Professor
91 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-2028
abshirk@MiamiOH.edu

Identification of bacterial proteins important in intracellular survival

Rebecca Balish
Associate Teaching Professor
Chief Departmental Advisor
60 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-1661
balishrs@MiamiOH.edu

Development of molecular tools for use in the remediation of toxic environments

Shaikh Hossain
Visiting Assistant Professor
437 Hughes Hall
(513) 529-5406
hossaisa@MiamiOH.edu

Science Education

Alan F. Strautman
Assistant Teaching Professor
44 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-3182
strautaf@MiamiOH.edu

Science Education
Affiliate and Adjunct Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

Richard E. Edelmann
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy & Imaging
Instructor of Botany
(Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1993)

Electron microscopy, cellular ultrastructure, and mycology

Andor J. Kiss
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and
Functional Genomics
(Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005)

Globular protein stability & cold adaptation

Office Administrative Staff

Bev Scaggs

Bev Scaggs
Administrative Assistant
212 Pearson Hall
513 529-5422
FAX: (513) 529-2431
bev.scaggs@MiamiOH.edu

Amy Corrington

Amy Corrington
Senior Program Assistant
212 Pearson Hall
513 529-5422
FAX: (513) 529-2431
corrinaa@MiamiOH.edu

Research and Instructional Support Staff

Greg Hubbard

Greg Hubbard
Science Stores Specialist
143 Pearson Hall
513 529-5422
FAX: (513) 529-2431
hubbarg@MiamiOH.edu

Jazzminn Hembree

Jazzminn Hembree
Director of Laboratory Animal Resources
83A Pearson Hall
529-5435
hembrejl@MiamiOH.edu

Xiaoyun Deng
Microbiology Lab Technician
86B Pearson Hall
513 529-4281
FAX: (513) 529-2431
dengx1@MiamiOH.edu


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