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Laura Harris Principle Faculty Investigator Lansing

RECEIPENT OF DAVENPORT RESEARCH FACULTY GRANTS IN 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Honor: Featured in summer 2017 DU Review article, "Day of Research Brings Focus and Attention to Student & Faculty Projects"

Talk:  In Silico Evidence of a TPP-Binding Protein Family in Methanococci Archaeal Species.  Harris L.  Michigan American Society of Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/spring16meeting/abstracts.htm#Harris

Talk: Wynalda Teaching & Learning Institute (TLI), August 2016, Davenport University Faculty Development Annual Conference, Topic: Why Research?

Scientific textbook chapters in editorial review: Experimental Methods for Molecular Structure Determination (chapter 19) and Molecular Modeling (chapter 21) of the Basics of Bioinformatics and Computer Application book published by www.advancejournals.org

Paper in progress: Marklevitz J., Harris L. K. (2018). Computational characterization of two down-regulated acetyltransferases from methicillin resistant S. aureus. Journal of Infection and Public Health.

Paper: Harris, L. K. (2016). Characterization of TPP-binding proteins in Methanococci archaeal species. Bioinformation, 12(8), 359-367.

Poster: Protein Modeling and Docking of Predicted AHS/ALS Proteins in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. Harris L.  Michigan American Society of Microbiology.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall10-19/Fall15meeting/abstracts.htm#Harris

 Pic TBD  Ronna Rummer  Laboratory Assistant Lansing

Lactobacillus Species Differentiation Project:

Jacob Lopez Student Investigator Lansing

Poster:  Evaluating Codon Usage in Lactobacilli Species.  Lopez J, Harris L.  Michigan American Society of Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/spring16meeting/abstracts.htm#lopez

Poster: Evaluating Codon Usage in Lactobacilli Species.  Lopez J, Harris L. West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference. Van Andel Research Institute. November 4, 2017.

Streptococcus Antibiotic Resistance Project:

Pic TBD  Kristine Spitzer  Student Investigator  Lansing

Pseudomonas Antibiotic Resistance Project:

Pic TBD Danny Caracheo  Student Investigator  Grand Rapids

Streptococcus - Colon Cancer Project:

Pic TBD  Heidi Stevens  Alumni Investigator  Lansing
  Kuana School Student Investigator Lansing

Honor: Featured in  winter 2017 DU Review article, "Discovering New Ways to Fight MRSA"

Talk: Preparing to Present at a Regional Conference.  School K.  Davenport University Student Day of Research, April 7, 2016.

Papers:  School, K., Marklevitz, J., Schram, W. K., & Harris, L. K. (2016). Predictive characterization of hypothetical proteins in Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325. Bioinformation, 12(3), 209-220.

Poster: Survey of Small Hypothetical Proteins in S. aureus. School K and Harris L.  Michigan American Society of Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/spring16meeting/abstracts.htm#school

Poster: Using Codon Usage to Distinguish Among Lactobacilli Species. School K, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall2010-2019/Fall16meeting/abstracts.htm 

Poster: Computational Evidence of Colon Cancer Promoting Mechanisms from Streptococcal Infections. School K, Stevens H, Harris L.West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference. Van Andel Research Institute. November 4, 2017.

 

Past Lab Personnel

Jessica Marklevitz - Lansing Campus (fall 2015 - spring 2017)

Honor: Mentioned in summer 2017 DU Review article, "Day of Research Brings Focus and Attention to Student & Faculty Projects"

Honor: Featured in winter 2017 DU Review article, "Discovering New Ways to Fight MRSA"

Keynote Address: MRSA (and You). Marklevitz J. Davenport University Student Day of Research, April 5, 2017.

Talk: Answering Questions at a Regional Conference. Marklevitz J. Davenport University Student Day of Research, April 7, 2016.

Paper: School, K., Marklevitz, J., Schram, W. K., & Harris, L. K. (2016). Predictive characterization of hypothetical proteins in Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325. Bioinformation, 12(3), 209-220.

PaperMarklevitz, J., & Harris, L. K. (2016). Prediction driven functional annotation of hypothetical proteins in the major facilitator superfamily of S. aureus NCTC 8325. Bioinformation, 12(4), 254-262

PaperMarklevitz, J., & Harris, L. K. (2017). Improved Annotations of 23 Differentially Expressed Hypothetical Proteins in Methicillin Resistant S. aureus. Bioinformation, 13(4), 104-110

Poster: Average Frequency Vector Analyses of Hypothetical Open Reading Frames. Marklevitz J, Hicks-Marshall A, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. University of Michigan, October 25, 2015. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall10-19/Fall15meeting/abstracts.htm#marklevitz

Poster: Survey of Hypothetical Proteins with High Number of Cysteine Residues. Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. Davenport University, April 23, 2016. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/spring16meeting/abstracts.htm#Marklevitz

Poster: Prediction Driven Functional Annotation of Hypothetical Proteins in the Major Facilitator Superfamily of S. aureus NCTC 8325Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall2010-2019/Fall16meeting/abstracts.htm

Poster: Computational Characterization of Two Down-Regulated Acetyltransferases from Methicillin Resistant S. aureus. Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. April 1, 2017. Michigan State University.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/Spring17meeting/Abstracts%20Received.htm

 

Sean Justice - Lansing Campus (fall 2016) 

Poster: Characterization of Hypothetical Proteins with High mRNA Expresion in Methicillin Resistant S. aureus. Justice S, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016. http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall2010-2019/Fall16meeting/abstracts.htm

 

Katelyn Wormmeester - Lansing Campus (fall 2015 - spring 2016)

Talk: Presenting Research at a Regional Conference.  Wormmeester K.  Davenport University Student Day of Research, April 7, 2016.

Poster: Evaluating Genomic Patterns in Lactobacilli Species.  Wormmeester K, Harris L.  American Society of Microbiology – Michigan Chapter.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall10-19/Fall15meeting/abstracts.htm#wormmeester

 

Bill Schramm - Warren Campus (spring 2016)

Paper School, K., Marklevitz, J., Schram, W. K., & Harris, L. K. (2016). Predictive characterization of hypothetical proteins in Staphylococcus aureus NCTC 8325. Bioinformation, 12(3), 209-220.

 

Amberlee Hicks-Marshall - Lansing Campus (fall 2015)

Poster:  Average Frequency Vector Analyses of Hypothetical Open Reading Frames. Marklevitz J, Hicks-Marshall A, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology – Michigan Chapter.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Fall/fall10-19/Fall15meeting/abstracts.htm#marklevitz

 

Bryanna Bowers - Lansing Campus (spring 2015)

 

Michael Hourani - Lansing Campus (fall 2014 - spring 2015)

Poster: A Descriptive Examination of Signal Property Vectors from Open Reading Frames Assigned Acetohydroxy Acid Synthase Function in Methanocaldococcus jannaschii.  Hourani M, Harris L. Michigan American Society of Microbiology.  Eastern University, April 11, 2015.  http://mi-asm.org/Meetings/Spring/spring11-19/spring15meeting/abstracts.htm#Hourani

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