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Division of Biology

Christopher D. Herren, Teaching Assistant Professor

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125 Ackert Hall

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Ph.D. 2000, East Carolina University School of Medicine. Microbiology & Immunology.

Area(s) of Specialization

Bacteriology, molecular pathogenesis, animal infection models, genomics, vaccines.


BIOL 198  Principles of Biology
BIOL 455  General Microbiology
BIOL 495  Topics: Phage Hunters
BIOL 530  Pathogenic Microbiology

Selected Research Publications, Posters and Presentations

Senthilkumar Palaniyandi, Arindam Mitra, Christopher D. Herren, Xiaoping Zhua, and Suman Mukhopadhyay. 2013. LuxS contributes to virulence in avian pathogenic Escherichia coli O78:K80:H9. Veterinary Microbiology 166 (2013) 567–575.

Arindam Mitra, Senthilkumar Palaniyandi, Christopher D. Herren, Xiaoping Zhu, and Suman Mukhopadhyay. 2013. Pleiotropic roles of uvrY on biofilm formation, motility and virulence in uropathogenic Escherichia coli CFT073. PLoS ONE 8(2): e55492. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055492.

Janet Adams and Christopher Herren. 2012. Ditch the Textbook and Get Cooking - Experiences with Open License Online Textbooks and Mail Order Science Kits. Virginia Community College System Science Peer Group Meeting. Virginia Beach, VA (presentation).

Senthilkumar Palaniyandi, Arindam Mitra, Christopher D. Herren, C. Virginia Lockatell, David E. Johnson, Xiaoping Zhu, and Suman Mukhopadhyay. 2012. BarA-UvrY two-component system regulates virulence of Uropathogenic E. coli CFT073. PLoS ONE Journal 7 (2012) e31348.

Isha R. Patel, Arindam Mitra, Christopher D. Herren, Adam S. Coleman, Surashri N. Sahu, Scott A. Jackson, J. Eugene LeClerc, Thomas A. Cebula, and Suman Mukhopadhyay. 2006. Control of luxS expression by the BarA-UvrY system in Escherichia coli K-12. Journal of Bacteriology. resubmitted 4.14.06 JBTMP-00913-06.

Christopher D. Herren, Arindam Mitra, Helena Sahand, and Suman Mukhopadhyay. 2006.The BarA-UvrY two-component system regulates virulence in avian pathogenic Escherichia coliO78:K80:H9. Infection & Immunity 74 (2006) 4900-4909.

Suman Mukhopadhyay, Christopher D. Herren, Senthilkumar Paliniandi, Arindam Mitra, and Adam Coleman. 2006. Analysis of genes specific to the avian pathogenic Escherichia colistrain O78:K80:H9 causing virulence. Annual Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases. Chicago, Illinois (poster).

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