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Laura Harris

Principal Faculty Investigator
Assistant Professor
Science Laboratory Coordinator

Lansing

Honor: Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018

Honor: Honorary Membership to National Society of Leadership and Success, 2018

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 for Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016. 

2018-2019 President of Michigan American Society for Microbiology

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: 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 for Microbiology.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.

       

Streptococcus Antibiotic Resistance Project:

Serena Harris - K-12 Investigator Bath Middle School (summer 2018 - current)

Anticipated first poster to be presented at Michigan American Society for Microbiology in spring 2019.

 

Pseudomonas Antibiotic Resistance Project:

Amber Park - Student Investigator Lettinga campus (fall 2017 - current)

Honor: 2018 Davenport University Day of Research Best Poster Winner

Poster: Gene Expression Associated with Antibiotic Response in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Park, A and Harris, L.  Davenport University Day of Research.  Davenport University, April 4, 2018.

 

Neisseria gonorrhoeae Iron Response Project:

Kristine Spitzer  - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (fall 2017 - current)

Honor: 2018 Michigan American Society for Micrbiology Best Undergraduate Poster

Poster: Genome-wide Computational Analyses of Antibiotic Response in Escherichia coli. Spitzer K and Harris L.  Michigan American Society for Microbiology.  Davenport University, March 23, 2018.

Poster: Genome-wide Computational Analyses of Antibiotic Response in Escherichia coli. Spitzer K and Harris L.  Davenport University Day of Research.  Davenport University, April 4, 2018.

 

Kuana School - Alumni Investigator McLaren Health Systems (spring 2016 - current)

Honor: 2018 Davenport University Student Commencement Speaker

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

Honor: Featured in News @ DU article, "Kuana says thank you..."

Honor: Featured in News @ DU article, "Students to share their passions through DU's Day of Research"

Talk: Computational Evidence of Colon Cancer Promoting Mechanisms from Streptococcal Infections. Michigan American Society for Micrbiology, March 23, 2018.

Talk: Presenting Research at a Regional Conference.  School, K.  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.

PosterSurvey of Small Hypothetical Proteins in S. aureus. School K and Harris L.  Michigan American Society for Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016.  

Poster: Using Codon Usage to Distinguish Among Lactobacilli Species. School K, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016.  

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

Blue Goad - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (summer 2018)

Dayna Kleinhenz - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (summer 2018)

Carrie Everhart - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (summer 2018)

Terri Pulice - Graphic Arts Assistant Lansing, MI (fall 2017 - summer 2018)

 

Ronna Rummer - Laboratory Assistant Lansing Campus (fall 2017 - summer 2018)

PosterMulti Antibiotic Resistance Mechanisms in E. coli Exposed from Genome-wide Analyses. Rummer, R and Harris, L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. Davenport University, March 24, 2018.

 

Heidi Stevens - Alumni Investigator Sparrow Regional Hospital (fall 2017)

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.

 

Jacob Lopez - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (spring 2016 - fall 2017)

Poster:  Evaluating Codon Usage in Lactobacilli Species.  Lopez J, Harris L.  Michigan American Society for Microbiology.  Davenport University, April 23, 2016. 

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.

 

Jessica Marklevitz - Student Investigator 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 for Microbiology. University of Michigan, October 25, 2015. 

Poster: Survey of Hypothetical Proteins with High Number of Cysteine Residues. Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. Davenport University, April 23, 2016. 

Poster: Prediction Driven Functional Annotation of Hypothetical Proteins in the Major Facilitator Superfamily of S. aureus NCTC 8325Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016. 

PosterComputational Characterization of Two Down-Regulated Acetyltransferases from Methicillin Resistant S. aureus. Marklevitz J, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. April 1, 2017. Michigan State University.  

 

Sean Justice - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (fall 2016) 

Poster: Characterization of Hypothetical Proteins with High mRNA Expresion in Methicillin Resistant S. aureusJustice S, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology. Lake Superior State University, October 21, 2016. 

 

Katelyn Wormmeester - Student Investigator 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 for Microbiology – Michigan Chapter.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.

 

Bill Schramm - Faculty Investigator 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 - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (fall 2015)

Poster:  Average Frequency Vector Analyses of Hypothetical Open Reading Frames. Marklevitz J, Hicks-Marshall A, Harris L. Michigan American Society for Microbiology – Michigan Chapter.  University of Michigan, October 25, 2015.  

 

Bryanna Bowers - Student Investigator Lansing Campus (spring 2015)

 

Michael Hourani - Student Investigator 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 for Microbiology.  Eastern University, April 11, 2015.  

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