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Kelly Bender

Associate Professor, Chair, and Director of the Molecular Biology, Microbiology and Biochemistry Graduate Program

Kelly Bender

Life Science II 106
Phone: 618-453-2868
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: bender@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialties: Environmental Microbiology; Sulfate-reducing bacteria; Small RNA Analysis; Community Analysis of Acid Mine Drainage Impacted Sites.                          ...read full profile >>

Derek Fisher

Associate Professor

Derek Fisher

Life Science III 1007
Phone: 618-453-5201
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: fisher@micro.siu.edu

 

Research Specialties: Bacterial pathogenesis focusing on Chlamydia. Chlamydia spp. are Gram negative, obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens which cause disease in humans as well as economically important domestic animals. These bacteria mainly infect the mucosal epithelial layer lining the lung, ocular, ...read full profile >>

Scott Hamilton-Brehm

Assistant Professor

Scott Hamilton-Brehm

 

Life Science III 1009
Phone: 618-453-3818
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: scott.hamilton-brehm@siu.edu

Research Specialities: Anaerobic and aerobic cultivation of microorganisms, environmental sampling.  Education: PhD, 2008, University of Georgia, Athens, GA Courses Taught: MICR 201: Elementary Microbiology MICR 423: Geomicrobiology Research Interests: My lab focuses on microbial ...read full profile >>

Vjollca Konjufca

Associate Professor

Vjollca Konjufca

Life Science III 1012
Phone: 618-453-8161
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: vjollca@micro.siu.edu

Research Specialities: Immunology and Host-Pathogen Interactions. Education: PhD, 2002, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Courses Taught: MICR 301: Principles of Microbiology MICR/MBMB 453: Immunology MICR/MBMB 481: Diagnostic and Applied Microbiology LaboratoryMBMB 551: Advanced ...read full profile >>

Bethany Rader

Assistant Professor

Bethany Rader

Lindegren Hall 34
Phone: 618-453-7821
Fax: 618-453-8036
E‑mail: bethany.rader@siu.edu

Research Specialities: Beneficial Host-Microbe Interactions, Innate Immunology, Microbial Ecology and Systems Biology. Education: PhD, 2006, University of Oregon Courses Taught: MICR 302: Molecular Biology MICR 460: Genetics of Bacteria and Viruses MICR/MBMB 480: Molecular Biology of Microorganisms ...read full profile >>