Laboratory Personnel

Laboratory Director

Christopher C. Keller, Ph.D., C.P.H.
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Public Health
Director, Laboratory of Human Pathogens
National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators Fellow





Education:
Certified in Public Health, 2008

Ph.D., Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S., Biology
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA

Current and Former Students and Projects:

Christopher Haydanek (2012-2013)

Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences thesis title: TBD

Roy Scott Cooper (2012-2013)
Paul Ambrose Scholar project: Healthy Choices for a Brighter Tomorrow.

Gregory R. DeLost and Ashley Vogel (2012-2013)
Project title: The Synergistic Effect of Cinnamon Oil and Erythromycin on Overcoming Erythromycin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Shuchi Kapoor, M.P.H. and Jennifer Saad, M.P.H. (2011-2013)
Public Health project title: Perceived Risks of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Different Age Groups.

Tim Volk, D.O. (2011-2013)
Masters of Medical Education thesis title: Ethyl Chloride spray use in intra-articular injections, a possible bacterial contaminant.

Niailah A. Ochai, M.S. (2011-2012)
Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences thesis title: The effect of essential oils on the drug resistance patterns of clinical Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
Defended on May 24th, 2012

Richard Lorenzo, M.S. (2010-2011)
Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences thesis: The Prevalence of Ixodes scapularis ticks infected with Borrelia burgdorferi on Presque Isle and throughout Erie County, Pennsylvania.
Defended on May 24th, 2011
Currently a medical student at LECOM.

Katherine Matlock, D.O. (2008)
Medical Rotation Project: Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in Dermacentor variabilis ticks on Presque Isle.

Stephanie Larson, D.O. (2007-2008)
Public Health project title: Perceived risk of Lyme disease by primary care physicians practicing in an Ixodes scapularis endemic area.

Derek Brown, D.O. (2007-2008)
Project title: Prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi in black-legged ticks inhabiting Presque Isle State Park


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