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Department of Biology

2017-2019 PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

The cadets and researchers at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Life Sciences Research Center investigate extremophiles for biotechnological applications; use in microbial fuel cells, development of robust biosensors, and applications in storage of biologicals under adverse conditions.

Books/ Chapters
  1. Lazaro, C. Z. and P. C. Hallenbeck (2019). Chapter 2 – Fundamentals of Biohydrogen Production. Biohydrogen (Second Edition). A. Pandey, S. V. Mohan, J.-S. Chang, P. C. Hallenbeck and C. Larroche, Elsevier: 25-48
     
  2. Constant, P. and P. C. Hallenbeck (2019). Chapter 3 – Hydrogenase. Biohydrogen (Second Edition). A. Pandey, S. V. Mohan, J.-S. Chang, P. C. Hallenbeck and C. Larroche, Elsevier: 49-78
     
  3. Sağır, E. and P. C. Hallenbeck (2019). Chapter 6 – Photofermentative Hydrogen Production. Biohydrogen (Second Edition). A. Pandey, S. V. Mohan, J.-S. Chang, P. C. Hallenbeck and C. Larroche, Elsevier: 141-157
     
  4. Patrick C. Hallenbeck, Carolina Zampol Lazaro, and Emrah Sagir. Photosynthesis and Hydrogen from Photosynthetic Microorganisms. In, Microalgal Hydrogen Production: Achievements and Perspectives. Eds. M. Seibert and G. Torzillo. Royal Society of Chemistry, 2018
Publications
  1. Sağır E, Yucel M, Hallenbeck PC (2018). Demonstration and optimization of sequential microaerobic dark- and photo-fermentation biohydrogen production by immobilized Rhodobacter capsulatus JP91. Bioresource Technology Feb; 250:43-52.
     
  2. Lazaro CZ, Hitit ZY, Hallenbeck PC (2017). Optimization of the yield of dark microaerobic production of hydrogen from lactate by Rhodopseudomonas palustris. Bioresource Technology Dec; 245(Pt A):123-131.
     
  3. Batyrova K, Hallenbeck PC (2017). Hydrogen Production by a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Strain with Inducible Expression of Photosystem II. International Journal of Molecular Science Mar 16;18(3).
Presentations
  1. Zimmie Z, Guardia C, Barnhart M. Identification and Characterization of RNA-binding Proteins controlling post-transcriptional regulation of genes responsible for the pathogenicity of Candida albicans – poster presentation at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF), Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, April 2019
     
  2. Esther Min, Grogger MLM, Mraz, MA, Veverka, DV, Photosynthetic Extremophiles: Akinete and Spore Survival – poster presentation at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF), Univ of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, April 2019
     
  3. Elliot AR, Enright KR, Jefferies L, Bates K. Gut to Brain: The influence of the enteric microbiome on human behavior – poster presentation at Military Health System and Research Symposium (MHSRS), Orlando, FL, August 2018
     
  4. Guardia CM, Mechikoff MA and King MD. Aeromonas caviae Secreted Proteases as a Potential Mechanism of Avian Influenza A Virus Persistence – poster presentation at Military Health System and Research Symposium (MHSRS), Orlando, FL, August 2018
     
  5. Hannah Rogers, Grogger MLM, Mraz, MA, Veverka, DV, Characterization of Photosynthetic Extremophiles – poster presentation at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF), Colorado College, CO, April 2018
     
  6. Guardia CM, Kunzelman BA , and King MD. Aeromonas ssp. Secreted Proteases as a Potential Mechanism of Avian Influenza A Virus Persistence: A Contributing Factor to Human Adaptation – poster presentation at Military Health System and Research Symposium (MHSRS), Orlando, FL, August 2017
     
  7. Bittleston VL, Grogger MLM, Mraz, MA, Veverka, DV, Characterization of electron transfer in photosynthetic Microbial Fuel Cells and genetic engineering with Shewanella oneidensis mtrCAB Genes – oral presentation at TriBeta Research Conference, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO, April 2017
     
  8. Derek D, Grogger MLM, Megan MA, Hallenbeck PC, and Veverka DV. Characterization of Electron Transfer in Photosynthetic Thermophiles for Bioenergy Applications. poster presentation at Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF), USAF Academy, CO, April 2017