|Jim Bruce, |
Du Pont Qualicon
Jim is a long-term collaborator and regular visitor to the Food safety and Food Microbiology laboratories at Cornell. He has been collaborating with Martin Wiedmann and Kathryn Boor for many years on the development and application of molecular subtyping methods for Listeria monocytogenes.
|Andy DePaola, |
FDA Seafood Laboratories, Dauphin Island, AL.
Andy is collaborating with Dr. Kathryn Boor and the Food Safety Laboratory on the development of detection and subtyping methods for pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus subtypes. He has visited the lab for a couple of days in June 2000 to discuss collaborative projects and to learn more about trout and salmon fishing in the Finger lakes.
The goals of her research projects are 1) to design and develop the detection mechanism for a hand-held cell-based biosensor for pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus, 2) to determine electrophysiolgy of host cells upon interaction with V. parahemolyticus enterotoxin, and 3) examine the possibilities of culturing cells in suspension. She is currently working with the patch-clamp technique to determine membrane potential changes in host cells upon infection.
|Conor O'Byrne, |
Institute of Medical Sciences University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Conor's work consist in acid tolerance in the human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes via a molecular approach. Specifically, he studies the role of sigB and stress response in L. monocytogenes.
Her research project entails designing a cell-based, portable biosensor for pathnogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus. She is currently evaluating sample filtration techniques, designing a scheme for analyzing the sample, and investigating growth of HeLa cells on silicon substrates.