Faculty and Staff

Culture plates
 Psychrophilic algae
 Broth cultures
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Fluorescent bacteria
 Microbes infecting cells
 Fluorescent viruses
 Antarctic research
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Research-active Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

Luis A. Actis
(Ph.D. in Biochemistry)
Professor and Chair
97 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5424

Molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis

Mitchell F. Balish
(Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
64 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-0167

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

Annette Bollmann
(Ph.D. in Biology)
Associate Professor
46 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-0426

Ecophysiology of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria; Culturing the unculturables

Eileen K. Bridge
(Ph.D. in Biology)
Associate Professor
66 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-7264

Adenovirus host cell interactions

Joseph M. Carlin
(Ph.D. in Microbiology)
Professor and Assistant Chair
Director of the Mallory-Wilson Center
48 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5426

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

Xiao-Wen Cheng
(Ph.D. in Entomology)
Associate Professor
80 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5429

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

D.J. Ferguson
(Ph.D. in Biochemistry)
Associate Professor
90 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5441

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

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

Rachael Morgan-Kiss
(Ph.D. in Plant Biology)
O'Toole Family Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
98 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5434

Polar Microbiology, Physiology, and Ecology

Xin Wang
(Ph.D. in Microbiology)
Assistant Professor
50 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-5427

Synthetic and Systems Biology

Timothy J. Wilson
(Ph.D. in Immunology)
Assistant Professor
68 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-1694

Immunology and leukocyte surface receptor function

Instructional and Administrative Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

Kelly Z. Abshire
(Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology)
Teaching Professor
91 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-2028

Identification of bacterial proteins important in intracellular survival

Rebecca Balish
(Ph.D. in Nutrition and Health Science)
Associate Teaching Professor
Chief Departmental Advisor
60 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-1661

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

Alan F. Strautman
(Ph.D. in Biological Sciences)
Assistant Teaching Professor
44 Pearson Hall
(513) 529-3182

Science Education
Affiliate and Adjunct Microbiology Faculty
Name Research Interests

J. Andrew Jones
Assistant Professor,
Department of Chemical, Paper and Biomedical Engineering
(Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2016)

Metabolic engineering, pathway optimization, synthetic biology, psychedelic medicine

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

Matthew Saxton
Assistant Professor,
Department of Biological Sciences,
(Ph.D., University of Tennessee, 2011)

Microbial community dynamics

Office Administrative Staff

Amy Corrington

Amy Corrington
Administrative Assistant
212 Pearson Hall
513 529-5422
FAX: (513) 529-2431

Research and Instructional Support Staff

Greg Hubbard

Greg Hubbard
Science Stores Specialist
143 Pearson Hall
513 529-5422
FAX: (513) 529-2431

Jazzminn Hembree

Jazzminn Hembree
Director of Laboratory Animal Resources
83A Pearson Hall

Xiaoyun Deng
Microbiology Lab Technician
86B Pearson Hall
513 529-4281
FAX: (513) 529-2431

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