Christopher C. Keller, Ph.D., C.P.H.
of Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Laboratory of Human Pathogens
National Academy of Osteopathic
Medical Educators Fellow
in Public Health, 2008
Ph.D., Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
Current and Former Students and
Masters of Science in Biomedical Sciences thesis title:
Roy Scott Cooper (2012-2013)
Paul Ambrose Scholar
project: Healthy Choices for a Brighter Tomorrow.
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)
project title: Perceived Risks of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea in Different Age
Tim Volk, D.O. (2011-2013)
Masters of Medical
Education thesis title: Ethyl Chloride spray use in intra-articular injections, a possible
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,
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.
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
Stephanie Larson, D.O. (2007-2008)
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