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Amy Cheng Vollmer, Professor (Biology)

Book Chapter

Vollmer, A.C. 2006. Jump-Starting your Brain in the Morning. In Strategies for Success, edited by C. Johnson, 1-2. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2004. Teaching Students to Write Short Documents for Diverse Audiences. In Great Ideas in Teaching Microbiology, edited by C. Johnson, 7-8. San Francisco, CA: Benjamin Cummings.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2000. Passing the Torch: In Love with my Job. In Many Faces, Many Microbes, edited by R. Atlas, 293-298. Washington, DC: American Society for Microbiology.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2000. Plasmids. In Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia, edited by S. De Weerdt. Redmond, WA: Microsoft.
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Vollmer, A.C., Y. Davidov, D. Smulski, T.K. Van Dyk, D.A. Elsemore, R.A. LaRossa, and S. Belkin. 1999. Genotoxicity Detection by Bacterial Strains Harboring recA lux Fusions. In Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence: Perspectives for the 21st Century, edited by A. Roda, M. Pazzagli, L.J. Kricka, and P.E. Stanley, 597-600. Chichester, PA: Wiley.
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Vollmer, A.C. 1998. Genotoxic Sensors. In Bioluminescence Methods and Protocols, edited by R.A. LaRossa, 145-152. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
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Vollmer, A.C. 1998. Visualization of Bioluminescence. In Bioluminescence Methods and Protocols, edited by R.A. LaRossa, 21-32. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press.
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Review

Vollmer, A.C., and S.J. Vollmer. 2005. Review of The Microbial Models of Molecular Biology: From Genes to Genomes by R.H. Davis. Bulletin of the History of Medicine 79 (2): 358-360.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2004. Review of Fundamental Bacterial Genetics by N. Trun and J. Trempy. Developmental Cell 6 (5): 617-619.
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Conference

Barash*, N.R., K.A. Condon*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2008. Probing the Function of Escherichia coli Universal Stress Protein A Using Site Specific Mutagenesis and Synthetic Lethality. Presentation at 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, June 1-5, at Boston, MA.
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Krasity*, B., D. Yoon*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2008. Purification and Characterization of Escherichia Coli Universal Stress Proteins. Presentation at 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, June 1-5, at Boston, MA.
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Bolles*, M., C. Buffie*, A. Glick*, A. Willman*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2006. Universal Stress Proteins in Escherichia Coli: Suppressor and Synthetic Lethal Screens. Presentation at Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response, July 9-14, at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.
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Bolles*, M., and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Biofilm Formation as a Selectable Phonetype for Functionality of Universal Stress Proteins A, C, D, and E in Escherichia Coli. Presentation at North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy Meeting, June, at Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
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Grood, C., P.N. Jefferson, and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Bridging Cultures via Molecular Microbiology. Presentation at Haverford College Symposium and poster session, at Haverford College, Haverford, PA.
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Glick*, A., and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Characterization of the Universal Stress Protein A Paralog uspE as a Possible Negative Regulator of the Stress Response in Escherichia Coli. Presentation at North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy Meeting, June, at Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
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Buffie*, C., and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Functional Characterization of the Universal Stress Protein A Paralog uspC in Mediating Response to Environmental Stress and Nutritional Deprivation in Escherichia Coli. Presentation at North East Microbial Physiology, Ecology and Taxonomy Meeting, June, at Minnowbrook Lodge, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.
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Hussain*, M.J., A. Strong*, J. Hagelin, G. Hill, M. Shawkey, S. Roberts, and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Identification of Bacterial Species Associated with the Tangerine-Scent of an Arctic Seabird. Presentation at 105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, June 5-9, at Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA.
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Esquejo*, R., A. Strong*, S., Losq*, V. Asher*, L. Kett*, J.L. Machado, and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Identification of Mycorrhizal Fungi Associated with the Roots of Invasive Norway Maple and Native Sugar Maple in Swarthmore, PA. Presentation at Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference, at Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
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Vollmer, A.C., J.C. Gaskell*, J.C., A.L. Stout, and A.C. Vollmer. 2003. Measurement of Oxidative Stress Response as Reported by a katG'::luxCDABE Fusion of Escherichia Coli Subjected to Optical Traps. Presentation at 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2003. Scientists who Publish Education Research: How does it Impact their Careers? . Presentation at American Association for Higher Education: Learning to Change, at Hilton Portland and Executive Tower, Washington, DC.
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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. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.
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Alderete*, A.P., L.E. Valentine*, A.M. Willman*, H. Kim*, and A.C. Vollmer. 2001. The Universal Stress Protein of E. coli: Its Evolutionary Conservation and Influence in Regulating Stress Responses and Biofilm Formation. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL.
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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. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Miami Beach, FL.
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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. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Miami Beach, FL.
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Ruzinova*, M., and A.C. Vollmer. 1998. A Study of the Possible Roles and the Extent of Evolutionary Conservation of the Universal Stress Protein Gene from Escherichia Coli. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Miami Beach, FL.
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Halpern*, M., S. Kwakye*, E.C. Everbach, and A.C. Vollmer. 1998. An Investigation of the Effects of Ultrasound Exposure on Escherichia Coli Using a Bioluminescent Reporter System. Presentation at General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, at Miami Beach, FL.
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Vollmer, A.C., M. Halpern*, S. Kwakye*, and E.C. Everbach. 1998. Bacterial Response to Acoustic Cavitation. Presentation at Gordon Conference on Microbial Stress Response, at New England College, Henniker, NH.
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Journal

Liu*, T.Y., H. Hougen*, A.C. Vollmer, and S.M. Hiebert. 2012. Gut Bacteria Profiles of Mus Musculus at the Phylum and Family Levels are Influenced by Saturation of Dietary Fatty Acids. Anaerobe 18 (3): 331-337.
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Liu*, T., H. Hougen*, S.M. Hiebert, and A.C. Vollmer. 2010. Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes Ratios in Mus Musculus are Affected by Saturation of Dietary Fatty Acids. Abstracts of the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-252.
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Cardemil, C.V., D.R. Smulski, R.A. LaRossa, and A.C. Vollmer. 2010. Bioluminescent Escherichia Coli Strains for the Quantitative Detection of Phosphate and Ammonia in Coastal and Suburban Watersheds. DNA and Cell Biology 29 (9): 519-531.
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Weiser, N., D. Lascano, and A.C. Vollmer. 2010. Investigating the Effects of Mutations in the Gene Encoding the Escherichia Coli Universal Stress Protein A. Abstracts of the 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-3070.
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Bice, T., D. Gilchrist-Scott, S.M. Hiebert, and A.C. Vollmer. 2009. Environmentally Dependent Differential Fatty Acid Consumption does not Significantly Alter Mus Musculus Colonic Microbial Profiles. Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-036.
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Benjamin, C., B. Zee, S.M. Hiebert, 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 . Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-037.
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Handler, J.S., and A.C. Vollmer. 2009. Investigation of the Function of Escherichia Coli uspC in Motility and Stress Response. Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-053.
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Barton, S., E.C. Everbach, and A.C. Vollmer. 2009. Ultrasonic Destruction of Microbial Biofilms Revealed by Confocal Microscopy. Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: Q-289.
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Anguah*, K., R. Velez*, A.C. Vollmer, and E.C. Everbach. 2007. Effect of 810 kHz cw Ultrasound on Bacterial Biofilms. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 122 (5): 3052.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2007. Establishment and Maintenance of an ASM Student Chapter. Microbe 2 (8): 405.
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Bolles*, M., and A.C. Vollmer. 2006. Biofilm Formation as a Selectable Phenotype for Functionality of Universal Stress Protein A in Escherichia Coli. Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-16.
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Glick*, A., and A.C. Vollmer. 2006. Characterization of the Universal Stress Protein A Paralog uspE of Escherichia Coli: Survival and Stress Response. Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-23.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2006. It's Not What We Say. Microbe 1 (11): 516-520.
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Buffie*, C., and A.C. Vollmer. 2006. Regulation of Oxidative and Nitrogen Starvation Stress Responses by the Universal Stress Proteins A and C in Escherichia Coli. Abstracts of the 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-14.
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Shawkey, M.D., M.J. Hussain*, A.L. Strong*, J. Hagelin, A.C. Vollmer, and G.E. Hill. 2006. Use of Culture-Independent Methods to Compare Bacterial Assemblages on Feathers of Crested and Least Auklets (Aethia Cristatella and Aethia Pusilla) with those of Passerines. Waterbirds 29 (4): 507-511.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2005. Connecting Branches to Student Activities. ASM News 71: 90-91.
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Kishor*, A., E.C. Everbach, and A.C. Vollmer. 2005. Determination of the Effects of the Treatment by High Frequency Ultrasound on Several Bacterial Species in Liquid Culture. Abstracts of the 105th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: Q-135.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2005. Networking: A Lifeline for Faculty at Small Colleges. Focus on Microbiology Education 11 (2): 4-5.
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Vollmer, A.C., and T.K. Van Dyk. 2004. Stress Responsive Bacteria: Biosensors as Environmental Monitors. Advances in Microbial Physiology 49: 131-174.
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So*, M.J, E.C. Everbach, and A.C. Vollmer. 2003. Reduction of Escherichia coli viability through ultrasound exposure from a novel apparatus. Abstracts of the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: Q-282.
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McFalls*, J.M., K.L. Marshall*, 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. Abstracts of the 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology: I-32.
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Smulski, D.R., L.L. Huang, M.P. McCluskey, M.J. Gladnick Reeve, A.C. Vollmer, T.K. Van Dyk, and R.A. LaRossa. 2001. Combined, Functional Genomic-Biochemical Approach to Intermediary Metabolism: Interaction of Acivicin, a Glutamine Amidotransferase Inhibitor, with Escherichia Coli K-12. Journal of Bacteriology 183 (11): 3353-3364.
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Wei, Y., A.C. Vollmer, and R.A. LaRossa. 2001. In Vivo Titration of Mitomycin C Action by the Presence of Four Escherichia Coli Genomic Regions on Multicopy Plasmid. Journal of Bacteriology 183 (7): 2259-2264.
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Davidov, Y., R. Rozen, D.R. Smulski, A.C. Vollmer, T.K. Van Dyk, D.A. Elsemore, R.A. LaRossa, and S. Belkin. 2000. Improved Bacterial SOS Promoter: Lux Fusions for Genotoxicity Detection. Mutation Research: Genetic Toxicology and Environmental Mutagenesis 466 (1): 97-107.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2000. In Love with my Job. ASM News 66 (8): 459-462.
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Benson, S.P., and A.C. Vollmer. 2000. Microbiology Education: A New Venue for Scholarship. Focus on Microbiology Education (Spring).
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Vollmer, A.C. 1999. Mentoring Undergraduate Students in the Laboratory. Focus on Microbiology Education (Spring).
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Vollmer, A.C., S. Kwakye*, M. Halpern*, and E.C. Everbach. 1998. Bacterial Stress Responses to 1-Megahertz Pulsed Ultrasound in the Presence of Microbubbles. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64 (10): 3927-3931.
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Vollmer, A.C., S. Kwayke*, M. Halpern*, and E.C. Everbach. 1998. Use of Bioluminescent Escherichia coli to Detect Damage Due to Ultrasound. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 64 (10): 3927-3931.
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Website

Vollmer, A.C. 2010. Hello Again, Metabolism!. In Small Things Considered: The Microbe Blog, edited by M. Schaechter and M. Youle.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2010. Making It Personal. In Small Things Considered: The Microbe Blog, edited by M. Schaechter and M. Youle.
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Vollmer, A.C. 2010. Taking Risks: ASMCUE Musings. In Small Things Considered: The Microbe Blog, edited by M. Schaechter and M. Youle.
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