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2005 NC ASM Annual meeting
The Jane S. McKimmon Conference Center
1101 Gorman Street, NC State University
Raleigh, NC
Friday, October 7, 2005

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Meeting Schedule
8:00 - 8:45AM- Prelude
Registration
  ASM Member NC Branch dues: $10.00 (includes meeting registration)
  Non-member registration fee : $10.00
  Application for student travel awards
Presentation preparation
  Load “Powerpoint” presentations onto computers
  Mount posters
Other preliminaries
  Continental breakfast
  Awards committee organization
   
8:45 - 9:00AM- Welcome
  James P. Coleman, President, North Carolina Branch of the ASM
   
9:00 - 10:30AM- Presentations - Session I - Environmental
  9:00- Extremely Oligotrophic Bacteria Inhabit Soils in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
E.A. YORK and S.P. O’CONNELL
  9:15- Seasonal and Individual Differences in Microfloral Communities from Elk as Assessed by Denaturing Gradient Gel Electrophoresis
B.A. TAYLOR and S.P. O’CONNELL
  9:30- Stable Isotope Probing Used to Investigate the Effect of Salicylate on the Microbial Diversity of a Bioreactor Treating Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil
S.N. POWELL and M.D. AITKEN
  9:45- IN SILICO: A software suite for the rapid identification of microbial communities
J. CHRISTOPHER ELLIS and JAMES W. BROWN
  10:00- Challenges in Developing and Testing HIV/AIDS Vaccines in Africa
JONAS E. OKEAGU
10:15 - 10:45AM- Break & Poster Session I (unattended)
10:45 - 12:00PM- Presentations - Session II - Pathogenesis
  10:45- The Brucella abortus xthA-1 and xthA-2 Gene Products are Necessary for Base Excision Repair of DNA and Protection from Oxidative Stress
MICHAEL L. HORNBACK and R. MARTIN ROOP II
Mary Poston Award winner
  11:00- Synergistic Role of Two Homologous Proteins BipA and BcfA in Respiratory Tract Colonization by Bordetella
NEELIMA SUKUMAR, MEENU MISHRA, GINA PARISE and RAJENDAR DEORA
  11:15- The mechanistic basis of flagellar repression in mucoid, non-motile Pseudomonas aeruginosa CF isolates
A. H. TART, M. J. BLANKS, D. J. WOZNIAK
Thoyd Melton Award winner
  11:30- Identification of DinB, a novel DNA polymerase of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
ANDREA B. ROCKEL, LAURIE SANDERS, MARK D. SUTTON, HAIPING LU AND DANIEL J. WOZNIAK
  11:45- Cryptococcus neoformans alpha strains preferentially disseminate to the central nervous system during coinfection
K. NIELSEN and J. HEITMAN
12:00 - 1:15PM- Box lunch & Poster Session II (attended)
  Poster presentors should attend their posters beginning at 1:00
1:15 - 2:30PM- Presentations - Session III - Molecular & Cellular
  1:15- Expression Of The bhuA Gene By Brucella abortus 2308 In Low Iron Conditions Requires The ChrA/S Regulatory System
JAMES T. PAULLEY, JOHN E. BAUMGARTNER, ERIC S. ANDERSON, RM ROOP II
  1:3- Outer membrane vesiculation is an envelope stress response mechanism in Gram-negative bacteria
A. J. MCBROOM, A. P. JOHNSON, A. VERMA, M. J. KUEHN
  1:45- Mycobacterium smegmatis SecA2 Governs Export of Two Putative Sugar-Binding Lipoproteins
H.S. GIBBONS, M. ABSHIRE, and M. BRAUNSTEIN
  2:00- FNR in Salmonella enterica var. Typhimurium: metabolism, motility, and virulence
R.C. FINK, M. R. EVANS, H. M. HASSAN
  2:15- Complicating the Question: Identification of a Putative Small Regulatory RNA (sRNA) in Brucella abortus
E. S. ANDERSON, J. T. PAULLEY, and R. M. ROOP II
2:30 - 2:45PM- Break
2:45 - 3:45PM- Featured Presentation
  Prof. Jeff Dangl, UNC- Chapel Hill
The Molecular Logic of Plant Immune System
3:45 - 4:15PM- Poster Session III (attended)
  Refreshments provided
  Awards Committee meeting
4:15 - 4:30PM- Conclusion
  Student Award Presentations
  Closing Remarks
4:30 - 5:00PM- Postscript
  Business Meeting & Election of 2005 Officers
5:00PM- Adjournment

Posters

Alice Mei Lee, Chung-Jung Chou, Robert Kelly, Amy Grunden.
Transcriptional profile of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus grown in continuous culture with limited and high concentrations of tungsten

Kendra Hitz, RM. Roop II.
Defining the madness: How Hfq regulates stationary phase genes in Brucella abortus.

Gamze Gulez, Francis de los Reyes
Effect of Carbon and Inoculum Sources on Filamentous Growth in Activated Sludge

Ossie F. Dyson, Benjaman A. Bryan, Patrick W. Ford, and Shaw M. Akula.
Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Jennifer Reineke Pohlhaus and Kenneth N. Kreuzer
Norfloxacin-Stabilized DNA Gyrase Cleavage Complexes Block E.coli Replication Forks in vivo

S. Kurtz, K. Williams, J. Ting , M. Braunstein
Elucidating the role of M. tuberculosis SecA2 in macrophages

Mikyoung Ji, Yangju Im, Alice Lee, Wendy Boss, Amy Grunden
Recombinant Expression of Superoxide Reductase from the Hyperthermophilic Archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus in Tobacco Cell Culture

Anthony A. Devine, Joseph C. Ellis, Leonard S. Bull and Amy M. Grunden
Utilizing TRFLP Analysis for the Determination of the Microbial Community Found in Hog Waste Lagoon Systems

Xuelian Du, Sherry Tove, and Amy M. Grunden
Production of Pyrococcus furiosus Prolidase Mutants with Increased Catalytic Activity at Lower Temperatures

A.L. Buchanan and S.P. O’Connell
Fingerprinting Archaeal Communities within the Digestive Tracts of Elk

Samantha G. Harvey, Christian J Sund, C. Jeffrey Smith.
Bacteroides fragilis fusA Homolog in Oxygen Is Induced During Exposure to Oxygen

Benjamin Mudrak, Anshu Verma and Meta J. Kuehn
Investigating heat-labile enterotoxin binding to lipopolysaccharide

E. Waligora, D. Ramsey, D. Wozniak.
DNA binding and oligomerization properties of Pseudomonas aeruginosa AlgZ.

Vernon Edwards, Ipek Goktepe, Bonita Milford, and Mohamed Ahmedna
Antibacterial Effects of Pokeweed Root and Leaves Against Select Bacteria

Belen Belete and Daniel J. Wozniak
The Role of AlgR in the control of pilV, a fimbrial gene required for twitching motility in Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Ramsey F. Connor, Dr. Rachel L. Roper
The Poxvirus A35R Protein Regulates Immunity

S. J. Bauman and M. J. Kuehn.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Outer Membrane Vesicles Export PaAP Aminopeptidase and Activate Human Lung Epithelia
Best Poster award



Organizing Committee
James P. Coleman (President); James W. Brown (President-Elect); Geraldine H. Luginbuhl (Secretary).

Contact Person
James W. Brown
President-Elect NC Branch ASM
Department of Microbiology, Campus Box 7615
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695
TEL: 919-515-8803
E-MAIL: james_brown@ncsu.edu

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