Amy Cheng Vollmer: Abstracts

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Peer-reviewed abstracts 

(*indicates undergraduate student co-authors and presenters)

Liu, T.*, Hougen, H.*, Hiebert, S.M., and A.C. Vollmer. 2010. Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes Ratios in Mus musculus are Affected by Saturation of Dietary Fatty Acids. I-252. In Abstracts of the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington,D.C.

Weiser, N.*, Lascano, D.* and A. Vollmer. 2010. Investigating the effects of mutations in the gene encoding the Escherichia coli Universal Stress Protein A. Abstr. I-3070 In Abstracts of the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington,D.C.

Barton, S., E. C. Everbach, and A. C. Vollmer. 2009. Ultrasonic destruction of microbial biofilms revealed by confocal microscopy. Abstr Q-289 In Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington,D.C.

Benjamin, C.*, Zee, B.*, Hiebert Burch, S. and A. C. Vollmer. 2009. Gut microbial profiles: Investigating the influence of dietary fatty acid consumption on Phodopus sungorus colonic microbiota using 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis
Abstr I-037 In Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington, D.C.

Bice, T.*, Gilchrist-Scott, D.*, Hiebert Burch, S., and A. C. Vollmer 2009. Environmentally dependent differential fatty acid consumption does not significantly alter Mus musculus colonic microbial profiles. Abstr I-036 In Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington, D.C.

Handler, J.S. and A. C. Vollmer. 2009. Investigation of the function of Escherichia coli uspC in motility and stress response. Abstr I-053 In Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM: Washington, D.C.

Benjamin, C.*, Zee, B.*, Hiebert Burch, S. and A. C. Vollmer. 2008. Gut microbial profiles: Influence of different fatty acid consumption on Phodopus sungorus colonic microbiota by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. Presented at ABRCMS in Orlando, FL.

Krasity, B.*, Yoon, D*., and A. C. Vollmer 2008. Purification and Characterization of
Escherichia coli Universal Stress Proteins. Abstr I-56 In Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Barash, N.R.*, Condon, K. A.*, and A. C. Vollmer. 2008. Probing the Function of Escherichia coli Universal Stress Protein A Using Site Specific Mutagenesis and Synthetic Lethality. Abstr I-57 In Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Anguah, K.*, Velez, R.*, Vollmer, A. C. and E. Carr Everbach. 2007. Effect of 810 kHz cw ultrasound on bacterial biofilms. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 122(5):3052.

Bolles, M.*, Buffie, C.*, Glick, A.*, Willman, A.* and Vollmer, AC.  2006. Universal stress proteins in Escherichia coli:  suppressor and synthetic lethal screens. Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response.

Buffie, C.G.* and Vollmer, A.C.  2006.  Regulation of Oxidative and Nitrogen Starvation Stress Responses by the Universal Stress Proteins A and C in Escherichia coli. Abstr I-14  In Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Glick, A.* and Vollmer, A.C.  2006.  Characterization of the Universal Stress Protein A Paralog uspE of Escherichia coli: Survival and Stress Response. Abstr I-23   In Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Bolles, M.* and Vollmer, A.C.  2006.  Biofilm formation as a selectable phenotype forfunctionality of Universal stress protein A in Escherichia coli. Abstr I-16   In Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Kishor, A.*, Everbach, E.C. and Vollmer, A.C. 2005. Determination of the effects of treatment by high frequency ultrasound on several bacterial species in liquid culture, abstr Q-135.  In Abstracts of the 105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Hussain, M.J.*, Strong, A.*, Hagelin, J., Hill, G., Shawkey, M., Roberts, S., Vollmer, A.C. Identification of bacterial species associated with the tangerine-scent of an Artic Seabird, abstr N-123.  In Abstracts of the 105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Gaskell, J.C. *, Stout, A.L. and A.C. Vollmer.  2003.   Measurement of oxidative stress response as reported by a katG'::luxCDABE fusion of Escherichia coli subjected to optical traps, abstr. I-31.  In Abstracts of the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.  Recognized by a Student Travel Award to JCG from the ASM.

McFalls. J.M.*, Marshall, K.L.* and A. C. Vollmer.  2003.  The Regulation of the Escherichia coli uspA Gene and Its Product:  Effects of Transcriptional Regulators and the Role of Phosphorylation, abstr. I-32.  In Abstracts of the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

So, M. J.* , Everbach, E. C. and A. C. Vollmer.   2003.  Reduction of Escherichia coli viability through ultrasound exposure from a novel apparatus, abstr. Q-282.  In Abstracts of the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Vollmer, AC  2003.  Scientists Who Publish Education Research: How Does It Impact Their Careers?  2003 Learning to Change Conference - American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.

Alderete, A.P.*, Valentine, L.E.*, Willman, A.M.*, Kim, H.* and A. C. Vollmer.  2001.   The Universal Stress Protein of E. coli:  Its Evolutionary Conservation and Influence in Regulating Stress Responses and Biofilm Formation,  abstr. I-17. In Abstracts of the 101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Cardemil, C.V.*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2001. Development and Use of Bioluminescent Biosensors in Escherichia coli for the Quantitative Detection of Phosphate in Coastal and Suburban Watersheds, abstr. I-16. In Abstracts of the 101th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Nobile, C.J.* and A.C. Vollmer.  2000.  Stress Response Profiling:  Using Bioluminescent Escherichia coli to Measure the Possible Targets of Antimicrobials and Other Compounds, abstr. I-68, p396. In Abstracts of the 100th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Alderete, A.P.* and A.C. Vollmer.  2000.  A Possible Role in the Universal Stress Protein (UspA) in Escherichia coli in the Regulation of Stress Response, abstr. I-70, p396-397 . In Abstracts of the 100th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Vollmer, A.C., Halpern, M.*, Kwakye, S.* and Everbach, E.C. 1998.  Bacterial Response to Acoustic Cavitation. Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response.

Vollmer, A.C. and Ruzinova, M.* 1998. Downstream Regulatory Targets and Phylogenetic Conservation of the Universal Stress Protein of E. coli  Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response.

Halpern, M.*, Kwakye, S.*, Everbach, E. C., and Vollmer, A.C.  1998. An Investigation of the Effects of Ultrasound Exposure on Escherichia coli Using a Bioluminescent Reporter System, abstr. A-98, p.55. In Abstracts of the 98th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Ruzinova, M.* and Vollmer, A.C.  1998. A Study of the Possible Roles and the Extent of Evolutionary Conservation of the Universal Stress Protein Gene from Escherichia coli, abstr. I-84, p. 322. In Abstracts of the 98th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Glater, E.* and Vollmer, A.C.  1997.  A Study of the Oxidative Stress Response in Escherichia coli  Using a Plasmid Carrying a katG::lux Promoter Fusion, abstr. I-007, p 323.  In Abstracts of the 97th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Tepavcevic, J.* and Vollmer, A.C.  1997.  Transcriptional Activation of the recA Promoters from Escherichia coli and Deinococcus radiodurans as Measured by Bioluminescence, abstr. I-008, p 323. In Abstracts of the 97th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Vollmer, A.C. and Everbach E.C.  1996.  Induction of the Heat Shock Response and the SOS Response in Escherichia coli  by the Effects of Acoustic Cavitation from Ultrasound. Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response.

Suprapto, A.* and Vollmer, A.C. 1996.  Construction of an in vivo Reporter System for Use in Both Escherichia coli and Myxococcus xanthus, abstr. H-35, p 489.  In Abstracts of the 96th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, DC

Vollmer, A.C., Makin, I. R. S. and Everbach E.C.  1996.  Induction of the Heat Shock Response and the SOS Response in Escherichia coli  by the Effects of Acoustic Cavitation from Ultrasound, abstr. I-85, p317.  In Abstracts of the 96th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM: Washington, D.C.

Smulski, D.R., Van Dyk, T. K. Elsemore, D. A., Purohit, H., Vollmer, A. C. and LaRossa, R. A.  1996.  Nutritionally-regulated, luxCDABE-based Escherichia coli Sensors. H-148 p. 509.  In Abstracts of the 96th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. ASM, Washington, D.C.

LaRossa, R.A., Smulski, D.R., Vollmer, A.C., Reed, T.R., Belkin, S. and Van Dyk, T. K. 1995.  Environmental Stress Detection with Universal Stress Protein Gene-Bioluminescence Gene Fusions in Escherichia coli. abstr. K-130. p 559. In Abstracts of the 95th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.ASM, Washington, D.C.

Vollmer, A.C., Smulski, D.R., Van Dyk, T.K., Belkin, S. and LaRossa, R.A.  1994.   Promoter-lux Fusions Responsive To Nutritional Deprivation in E. coli.   Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response.

Belkin, S., Vollmer, A.C., Van Dyk, T.K., Smulski, D.R. and R.A. LaRossa.  1994.    Bioluminescent Responses To Oxidative Stress And DNA Damage in E. coliGordon Conference On Environmental Sciences: Water.

Smulski, D.R., Vollmer, A.C., Van Dyk, T.K., Belkin, S. and LaRossa, R.A.  1994.  Escherichia coli Promoter-lux Fusions Responsive to Nutritional Deprivation. FASEB Federation Proceedings.  8(7): 310.

Belkin, S., Vollmer, A.C., Van Dyk, T.K., Smulski, D.R. and LaRossa, R.A. 1994.     Bioluminescent Responses to Oxidative Stress and DNA Damage in E. coli. abstr. Q-250, p 432. In Abstracts of the 94th General Meeting of the American Society for       Microbiology.  ASM, Washington, D.C.

LaRossa, R.A., Smulski, D.R., Belkin, S., Vollmer, A.C., Reed, T.R. and Van Dyk, T.K. 1994. A Panel of Escherichia coli Promoter-lux Fusions for the Detection of Environmental Insults. abstr. Q-249, p 432.  In Abstracts of the 94th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  ASM, Washington, D.C.

Vollmer, A.C. and Switzer, R.L.  1983.  Molecular Cloning of the pyrB Gene from Bacillus subtilis.  American Society for Microbiology Abstracts.

Other Abstracts 

(* indicates undergraduate student co-authors and presenters)

Grood, C.P., Jefferson, P. N. and A.C. Vollmer.  2005.  "Bridging Cultures via Molecular Microbiology"  Haverford College Symposium and poster session.

Grood, C.P., Jefferson, P. N. and A.C. Vollmer.  2005.  "Bridging Cultures via Molecular Microbiology"  Swarthmore College Sigma XI poster session.

Esquejo, R.,* Strong, A.*,  Losq,  S.*,  Asher, V.*,  Kett,  L.,* Machado, J.-L.,  Vollmer,  A.C. Identification of Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with the Roots of Invasive Norway Maple and Native Sugar Maple in Swarthmore, PA.  Presented at the Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference at Penn State University.  2005

Bolles, M.* and Vollmer, A.C:  2005 "Biofilm formation as a selectable phenotype for functionality of universal stress proteins A, C, D, and E in Escherichia coli"  NEMPET (North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy) Meeting, June 2005.

Buffie, C.* and Vollmer, A.C:  2005 "Functional characterization of the universal stress protein A paralog uspC in mediating response to oxidative stress in Escherichia coli" NEMPET (North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy) Meeting, June 2005.

Glick, A.* and Vollmer, A.C:  2005  "Characterization of the universal stress protein A paralog uspE as a possible negative regulator of the stress response in Escherichia coli" NEMPET (North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy) Meeting, June 2005.

Aguilar, J.*, McGarity, A. and Vollmer, A.C.  2004. Development of a Heavy Metal Bioavailability Biosensor. Swarthmore College Sigma XI poster session.

Gaskell, J.C. *, Stout, A.L. and A.C. Vollmer.  2003.   Measurement of oxidative stress response as reported by a katG'::luxCDABE fusion of Escherichia coli subjected to optical traps. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

McFalls. J.M.*, Marshall, K.L.* and A. C. Vollmer.  2003.  The Regulation of the Escherichia coli uspA Gene and Its Product:  Effects of Transcriptional Regulators and the Role of Phosphorylation. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts

So, M. J.* , Everbach, E. C. and A. C. Vollmer.   2003.  Reduction of Escherichia coli viability through ultrasound exposure from a novel apparatus St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts

Alderete, A.P.*, Valentine, L.E.*, Willman, A.M.*, Kim, H.* and A. C. Vollmer.  2001.   The Universal Stress Protein of E. coli:  Its Evolutionary Conservation and Influence in Regulating Stress Responses and Biofilm Formation. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Cardemil, C.V.*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2001.  Development and Use of Bioluminescent Biosensors in Escherichia coli for the Quantitative Detection of Phosphate in Coastal and Suburban Watersheds. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Nobile, C.J.* and A.C. Vollmer.  2000.  Stress Response Profiling:  Using Bioluminescent Escherichia coli to Measure the Possible Targets of Antimicrobials and Other Compounds St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Alderete, A.P.* and A.C. Vollmer.  2000.  A Possible Role in the Universal Stress Protein (UspA) in Escherichia coli in the Regulation of Stress Response. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Tucker, J.* and A.C. Vollmer 2000.  Environmental Hepatitis:  A Detection on a Native American Reservation. St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Willman, A.M.*, Vollmer, A.C. and Everbach. E. C.  1999.  Bacterial stress response due to acoustic cavitation. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 97(5), 3406.

Kwakye, S.*, Vollmer, A.C. and Everbach, E.C.  1997.   Effect of Acoustic Cavitation on Genetically Engineered Bacteria.   J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 101(5):3096.

Vokes, S.* and Vollmer, A.C.  1997.  Investigations of Bacterial Responses to Known, Novel and Unknown Stressors in Real Time Using a Bioluminescent Reporter.  NEMPET (North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy) Meeting Abstracts.

Watson, K.*, Collings, P. and Vollmer, A.C. 1997.   Characterization Of Trans-Bis(4-N-Methylpyridyl) Diphenylporphine Assembly On Plasmid DNA.  St Joseph         University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts.

Everbach, E.C., Makin, I.R.S. and Vollmer, A.C.  1995.  Effects of Acoustic Cavitation on Luminescent Bacteria. J. Acoust. Soc. Amer. 97(5), 3406.

Van Dyk, T.K., Belkin, S., Vollmer, A.C., Smulski, D.R., Reed, T.R., and LaRossa, R.A. 1995.  Environmental Stress Detection and Characterization with a Panel of Escherichia coli Stress Promoter-bioluminescence Gene Fusions.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory:  Fiftieth Anniversary of the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting.

Belkin, S., Van Dyk, T.K., Vollmer, A.C., Smulski, D.R., Reed, T.R. and LaRossa, R. A. 1995.  Monitoring Sub-Toxic Environmental Hazards By Stress-Responsive  Luminous Bacteria.  Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium of Toxicity Assessment.

LaRossa, R.A., Van Dyk, T.K.,  Smulski, D.R., Reed, T.R., Vollmer, A.C. and Belkin, S. Monitoring Environmental Stress Through Induction Of Lux Gene Fusions.  Keystone Symposium on Cellular and Molecular Biology-Environmental Biotechnology.

Turtzo, L.C.*, Peters, L.L., Gilbert, S.F., Lux, S.E. and Vollmer, A.C.  1993.  Isolation of Chicken Ankyrin cDNA Clones for Ank-1, Ank-2, and Ank-3 and Developmental Expression of Ank-1 Transcripts in Chicken Erythrocytes. Supplement to Molecular Biology of the Cell, ASCB Abstracts, Vol. 4, 57a.

Turtzo, L.C.*, Vollmer,  A.C., Peters, L.L. and Lux, S.E.  1993. Developmental Expression of Ankyrins in Chicken Erythrocytes.   Proceedings of the Seventh National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Vol. III, pp. 1025.

Turtzo, L.C.*, Vollmer, A.C., Peters, L.L., and Lux, S.E.  1992.  Chick Ankyrin Expression During Erythrocyte Maturation.  St Joseph University's Sigma Xi Meeting Abstracts, pp. 24.

Vollmer,  A.C., Hoek, M.* and Chon, C.*  1992.  Changes in Gene Expression During the Development of Fruiting Bodies in Myxococcus xanthusNEMPET Abstracts.

Amick, P.* and Vollmer, A.C.  1987.  Constructing a Myxococcus xanthus Gene Library in Escherichia coli.  Proceedings of the Symposium on Undergraduate Research, Occidental College, pp. 13.

Vollmer, A.C., Sukhatme, V.P., Sizer, K.C.,  Hunkapiller, T. and Parnes, J.R.  1985.  Leu-2/T8 is Homologous to Immunoglobulin and T Cell Receptor Variable Regions  FASEB Federation Proceedings. 44(3): 790.

Zamoyska, R., Vollmer, A.C., Sukhatme, V.P., Sizer, K.C. and Parnes, J.R. 1985. Sequence and Expression of Lyt-2  FASEB Federation Proceedings. 44(4): 1177.