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 Vincent Denef
 Principal Investigator

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 Office address: 1141 Kraus Natural Science Building
 Tel: +1 (734) 764 6481
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First steps: University of Leuven, Belgium

 

Education/Employment

2012 - … : Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
2005 – 2011: Post-doctoral researcher, Banfield Laboratory, University of California Berkeley, USA.
2001 – 2005: Ph.D. in Applied Biological Sciences, LabMET, Universiteit Gent, Belgium.
2000 – 2005: Visiting Scholar at the Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, USA.
1996 – 2001: Bachelor/Master Bio-engineering, magna cum laude, University of Leuven, Belgium.
2008: Teaching assistant, NSF International Antarctic Biology Course, McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
2003: Advanced Bacterial Genetics Summer Course (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, USA)
2002: Microbial Diversity Summer Course (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA).

 

Selected Publications

Denef V.J., J.F. Banfield. 2012. In situ evolutionary rate measurements show ecological success of recently emerged bacterial hybrids. Science 336(6080):462-6    Pubmed

Morowitz, M.J., V.J. Denef, E. Costello, B. Thomas, D.A. Relman, J.F. Banfield. 2011. Strain-resolved community genomic analysis of gut microbial colonization in a premature infant. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108(3): 1128–1133    Pubmed

Denef, V.J., Mueller, R.S., and Banfield J.F. 2010. Winogradsky review: AMD biofilms: using model communities to study microbial evolution and ecological complexity in nature. ISME J. 4(5):599-610.   Pubmed

Denef, V.J., L. Kalnejais, P., Mueller, R.S., Wilmes, B. Baker, Brian C. Thomas, N.C. VerBerkmoes, R.L. Hettich, and J.F. Banfield. 2010. Proteogenomic basis for ecological divergence of closely related bacteria in natural acidophilic microbial communities. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(6):2383-90.   Pubmed

Denef, V.J., N.C. VerBerkmoes, M.B. Shah, P. Abraham, M. Lefsrud, R.L. Hettich, and J.F. Banfield. 2009. Proteomics-inferred genome typing (PIGT) demonstrates inter-population recombination as a strategy for environmental adaptation. Environ Microbiol. 11(2), 313-325.   Pubmed

 Ann Marie McCarthy
 Lab manager

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First steps:

University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI


Education/Employment

2012 - present: Lab manager, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
2008-2012: Senior Research Associate, Nanobio Corporation, Ann Arbor, MI
1999-2007: Senior Associate Scientist, Eukaryotic Expression Group, Pfizer Global Research And Development, Ann Arbor, MI
1998-1999: Research Assistant, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, MI
1996-1998: Associate Research Microbiologist, Difco Laboratories Incorporated, Detroit, MI
1996-1997: Undergraduate Research , University Of Michigan – Dearborn, Dearborn
1996: Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI



Selected Publications

Pannu, J., McCarthy A.,. Martin A., Hamouda T., Ciotti S., Ma L., Sutcliffe J., Baker J.R., Jr. (2011) In vitro antibacterial activity of NB-003 against Propionibacterium acnes, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55: 4211 – 4217   Pubmed

Pannu J., McCarthy, A., Martin, A., Hamouda, T., Ciotti, S., Fothergill, A., Sutcliffe J. (2009) NB-002, a novel nanoemulsion with broad antifungal activity against Dermatophytes, other filamentous fungi, and Candida albicans. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 53: 3273–3279    Pubmed

 Marian L. Schmidt
 PhD student

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First steps:

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA


Education/Employment

2012 - … : PhD student, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
July 2011- present: Academic Research Fellow, Harvard University Earth and Planetary Science Department, Cambridge, MA
2007-2011: Bachelor of Arts, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA - Microbiology and Global Health (focus on environmentalmicrobiology)
Summer 2009, Fall 2010: Research Intern, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Summer 2010: Research Intern, NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates,University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN
January 2011, Fall 2009, Fall 2008: Teaching assistant, Hampshire College Natural Sience Department, Amherst, MA


Selected Publications

Lefèvre, C.T., Viloria, N., Schmidt, M.L., Pósfai, M., Frankel, R.B., and D.A. Bazylinski. (2012) “Novel magnetite-producing magnetotactic bacteria belonging to the Gammaproteobacteria,” ISME J: 6:440-450.   Pubmed

Lefèvre, C.T., Abreu, F., Schmidt, M.L., Lins, U., Frankel, R.B., Hedlund, B.P., and D.A. Bazylinski. (2010) “Moderately thermophilic magnetotactic acteria from hot springs in Nevada,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 3740 – 3743.    Pubmed

 Edna Chiang
 Undergraduate researcher

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 Natalie Imirzian
 Undergraduate researcher

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 Amelia Waters
 Undergraduate researcher

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 Michelle Park
 Undergraduate researcher

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