Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Office: Howell C404
Address: Department of Biology
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, 2005-2008.
Ph.D.: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport 2004.
B.Sc.: Microbiology, Mississippi State University, 1998.
My field of study is microbial pathogenesis, and I have recently begun collaboration with Dr. Eric Anderson, also a member of our department, to investigate the regulation of siderophore biosynthesis as it relates to the virulence of the intracellular bacterial pathogen Brucella abortus.
Sund CJ, Rocha ER, Tzianabos AO, Wells WG, Gee JM, Reott MA, O'Rourke DP,Smith CJ. The Bacteroides fragilis transcriptome response to oxygen and H2O2: the roleof OxyR and its effect on survival and virulence. Mol Microbiol. 2008 Jan;67(1):129-42.Epub 2007 Nov 28. Erratum in: Mol Microbiol. 2008 Jun;68(5):1340. Tzinabos, Arthur O[corrected to Tzianabos, Arthur O].
Roux CM, Booth NJ, Bellaire BH, Gee JM, Roop RM 2nd, Kovach ME, Tsolis RM, Elzer PH, Ennis DG. RecA and RadA proteins of Brucella abortus do not perform overlappingprotective DNA repair functions following oxidative burst. J Bacteriol. 2006 Jul;188 (14):5187-95.
Gee, J.M., M.W. Valderas, M. E. Kovach, V. K. Grippe, G.T. Robertson, W.L. NG, J.M.Richardson, M.W. Winkler and R. M. Roop II. 2005. The Brucella abortus Cu/Znsuperoxide dismutase (SodC) is required for optimal resistance to oxidative killing by murine macrophages and wild type virulence in experimentally infected mice. Infect.Immun. 73(5):2873-2880.
Gee, J.M., and R.M. Roop II (2004) Catalase is not a virulence determinant for Brucella melitensis in pregnant goats. Vet. Microbiol. 102 (2004) 111-115.
Roop, R.M., II, J. Gee, G.T. Robertson and M.E. Winkler (2003) Brucellastationary phase gene expression and virulence. Annual Review ofMicrobiolgy 57: 57-76.
BIOL 1100 Principles of Biology
BIOL 2210 Foundations in Microbiology
BIOL 3220 Microbiology
BIOL 2211 Foundations in Microbiology Lab
BIOL 3221 Microbiology Lab
BIOL 5821 Principles of Biochemistry Lab
BIOL 4800 Prokaryotic Genetics