Associate Professor of Biology
Postdoc, Molecular Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Phila. PA
Ph.D., Genetics and Molecular Biology
Drexel University, Phila., PA
B.S., Biology, Minor Chemistry
University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY
Office: 17 Luerssen Building
My laboratory focuses on two areas that attempt to understand how physiological processes are regulated. One area involves understanding the molecular and genetic events involved in the initiation of sporulation in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis.
A second area of interest is an examination of the frequency and diversity of bacteriophages (bacterial viruses) in the environment. These viruses may offer a relatively unexplored reservoir for novel genes that could play a role in altering host cell physiology and have practical biotechnological applications.
There are several ongoing projects in the laboratory that use current microbiological, biochemical and molecular techniques in which students can participate.
Most Recent Publications
Lash, B. W., T. H. Mysliwiec, and H. Gourama. 2005. Detection and Partial Characterization of a Novel 100kd Bacteriocin Isolated for Lactobacillus Plantarum. Food Microbiology 22:199-204
Rainville, C, Goralczyk and T.H. Mysliwiec. 2008. Spore Converting Bacteriophages Alter Gene Expression in Bacillus subtilis. Proceedings of the National Council on Undergraduate Research vBL07, pp1-7.
- Biology 011, Introduction to Biology (3 credits)
- Biology 012, Introduction to Biology Lab (1)
- PSU 005 - First Year Seminar (1)
- BMB 401 - General Biochemistry (2)
- BMB 342, Laboratory in Proteins, Nucleic Acids and Molecular Cloning (3)
- BMB 402