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Journal Articles

  • A.D. Steen, J.P. Vazin, S.M. Hagen, K.H. Mulligan and S.W. Wilhelm (2015). Substrate specificity of aquatic extracellular peptidases assessed by competitive inhibition assays using synthetic substrates.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 75  271.  DOI: 10.3354/ame01755
  • Brewer, Sheridan; Techtmann, Stephen M.; Mahmoudi, Nagissa; Niang, Djibril; Pfiffner, Susan; Hazen, Terry C. (2015). Co-extraction of DNA and PLFA from soil samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods.  115.  64-66  DOI: 10.1016/j.mimet.2015.05.018
  • Moniruzzaman M, ER Gann, GR LeCleir, Y Kang, CJ Gobler and SW Wilhelm. (2016). Diversity and dynamics of algal Megaviridae members during a harmful brown tide caused by the pelagophyte Aureococcus anophagefferens.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 92  DOI: 10.1093/femsec/fiw058
  • Nicolas F. Villarino, Gary R. LeCleir, Joshua E. Denny, Stephen P. Dearth, Sarah S. Sloan, Jennifer L. Gribble, Shawn R. Campagna, Steven W. Wilhelm, and Nathan W. Schmidt (2016). The gut microbiota modulates the severity of malaria. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 113  2235  DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1504887113
  • Xu T, Marr E, Handagama W, Close D, Sayler G, Ripp S. (2016). The expanding toolbox of in vivo bioluminescent imaging.  Frontiers in Oncology. DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2016.00150

Book Chapters

  • Xu T, Perry N, Chauhan A, Sayler G, Ripp S*. (2014). Microbial indicators for monitoring pollution and bioremediation. In: Microbial Biodegradation and Bioremediation 115-136.  Das, S. Elsevier.  New York, NY. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-800021-2.00005-4.

Poster Presentations

  • Handagama W, Sherwin E, Alcala A, Xu T, Ripp S. (2016). A gene delivery system for the expression of bioluminescence in stem cells. Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA). Knoxville, TN.
  • Handagama W, Xu T, Ripp S. (2015). Developing a gene delivery system for expression of a bacterial luciferase gene cassette in stem cells. American Society for Microbiology regional meeting. Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Basso, M. Tuttle, A. Grossman, N. Y. D. Ankrah and A. Buchan (2016). Host range study of a lysogenic phage in a roseophage-roseobacter system and characterization of lysogens in affecting marine biogeochemistry. 3rd Annual Southeastern Biogeochemistry Symposium. Knoxville, TN.
  • McBride, K., A. Rossi, H. Woo, J. Wang, N. Labbe, and T. C. Hazen (2016). Xylan-degrading Bacteria Isolated and Characterized from Eastern Mediterranean Sea. ASM Microbe Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • McBride, K., A. Rossi, H. Woo, J. Wang, N. Labbe, and T. C. Hazen (2016). Xylan-degrading Bacteria Isolated and Characterized from Eastern Mediterranean Sea. National Council Undergraduate Research Annual Meeting. Asheville, NC.
  • Stevens J, SM Schaeffer, JM DeBruyn.  Effect of the nitrogen extender Agrotain (TM) on soil nitrogen cycling microbes.  American Society for Microbiology, Texas Branch Meeting, New Braunfels, TX, April 3-5, 2014.

Invited Talks

  • SW Wilhelm, M Steffen, BS Belisle, S Dearth, M Campbell, GL Boyer, S Watson, RA Bourbonniere, J DeBruyn, S Campagna. (2014). Changing tides for Lake Erie: the biogeochemical evolution of a Laurentian Great Lake and implications for biological communities of the future. AGU Fall Meeting. San Fransisco, CA.
  • Handagama W, Xu T, Ripp S. (2015). Efficient delivery of the autobioluminescent luciferase gene cassette into stem cells. Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX.
  • DeBruyn JM, KL Cobaugh, M Moats, JD Stevens, SW Keenan. Postmortem Hot Spots: Soil Microbial Community Succession below Decomposing Vertebrate Mortalities.  (2016) ASA-CSSA-SSSA-Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.


  • Stevens, J.  Goldwater Scholarship. (2014).  The University of Texas at Arlington.

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