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Medical Microbiology and Immunology
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Michael Woodman, Ph.D.

   

Postdoctoral Fellow
Affiliation:  Dr. R. Mark Wooten's Laboratory
E-mail address:  Michael.Woodman@UToledo.edu
Laboratory Phone Number: (419) 383-6818

Peer-reviewed manuscripts:

Woodman, ME, Cooley AE, Stevenson B. (2008) Production of outer surface protein A by Borrelia burgdorferi during transmission from infected mammals to feeding ticks is insufficient to trigger OspA seroconversion. FEMS Immunol. Med. Microbiol. 54: 277-82.

Bykowski T., M.E. Woodman, A.E. Cooley, C.A. Brissette, V. Brade, R. Wallich, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson. (2007) Coordinated expression of Borrelia burgdorferi complement regulator-acquiring surface proteins during the Lyme disease spirochete's mammal-tick infection cycle. Infect Immun. 75:4227-36.

Woodman M.E., A. E. Cooley, J.C. Miller, J.J. Lazarus, K. Tucker, T. Bykowski, M. Botto, J. Hellwage, R. M. Wooten, and B. Stevenson. (2007) Borrelia burgdorferi binding of host complement regulator factor H is not required for efficient mammalian infection. Infect. Immun. 75:3131-9.

O’Brien D.K., B.H. Therit, M.E.Woodman, and S.B. Melville. (2007) The role of neutrophils and monocytic cells in the initiation of Clostridium perfringens gas gangrene infections.  FEMS Immunol Med Micro. 50: 86-93.

Miller J.C., K. von Lackum, M.E. Woodman, B. Stevenson. (2006) Detection of Borrelia burgdorferi gene expression during mammalian infection using transcriptional fusions expressing green fluorescent protein. Micro. Patho. 41: 43-7.

von Lackum K.,  J.C. Miller, T. Bykowski, S.P. Riley, M.E. Woodman, V. Brade, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson, R. Wallich. (2005) Borrelia burgdorferi regulates expression of complement regulator-acquiring surface protein- 1 (CRASP-1) during the mammal-tick infection cycle.  Infect. Immun. 73: 7398-405.

Woodman, M. E., A. E. Cooley, R. Avdiushko, A. Bowman, M. Botto, R. M. Wooten, N. van Rooijen, D. A. Cohen, and B. Stevenson. 2009. Roles for phagocytic cells and complement in controlling relapsing fever infection. J. Leukoc. Biol. In press.


Book chapters and reviews:

Woodman, M.E. (2008) Direct PCR of intact bacteria: Colony PCR.  In Current Protocols in Microbiology. R. Coico, T. Kowalik, J.M. Quarles, B. Stevenson, R.K. Taylor (eds.) J. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N.J.

Brissette, C.A., A.E. Cooley, L.H. Burns, S.P. Riley, A. Verma, M.E. Woodman, T. Bykowski, B. Stevenson.  (2008)  Lyme borreliosis spirochete Erp proteins, their known host ligands, and potential roles in mammalian infection. Int J Med Microbiol. 298: 257-267.

Bykowski T., M.E. Woodman, A.E. Cooley, C.A. Brissette, R. Wallich, V. Brade, R. Wallich, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson.  (2008)  Borrelia burgdorferi complement regulator-acquiring surface proteins (BbCRASPs): Expression patterns during the mammal-tick infection cycle. Int J Med Microbiol. 298: 249-256.

Riley, S.P., M.E. Woodman, and B. Stevenson. (2008) Culture of Escherichia coli and related bacteria. p. 4.2.1-25. In Current Protocols in Essential Laboratory Techniques.  S. Gallagher and E. Wiley (eds.) J. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N.J.   

Stevenson, B., K. von Lackum, S.P. Riley, A.E. Cooley, M.E. Woodman, and T. Bykowski.  (2006) Evolving models of Lyme disease spirochete gene regulation.  Wien. Klin. Wochenschr. 118: 643-652.

Stevenson, B., T. Bykowski, A.E. Cooley, K. Babb, J.C. Miller, M.E. Woodman, K. von Lackum, S.P. Riley. (2006) The Lyme disease spirochete Erp protein family:  structure, function and regulation of expression. p. 354-72.  In Molecular Biology of Spirochetes.  F.C. Cabello, H.P. Godfrey and D.Hulinska (eds.).  IOS Press BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

Awards and Honors:

Training Program in Microbial Pathogenesis, NIAID, 2005-2007.
(Awarded to Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine).

Graduate Council Class Representative, 2006-2008.

Biological Sciences Initiative Grant for Undergraduate Research, 2003. 

Travel Grant Award for the Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, 2003.


Conference Poster Presentations and Attendances:

The American Society for Microbiology 109th General Meeting.  May 17-21, 2009.  Philadelphia, PA.

7th American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting. February 22-25, 2009.  Baltimore, MD.

Woodman, M.E., A.E. Cooley, B. Stevenson. Does production of outer surface A by Borrelia burgdorferi during transmission from infected mammals to feeding ticks trigger OspA seroconversion?  Gordon Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes.  January 20-25, 2008.  Ventura, CA.

Woodman M.E., A. E. Cooley, J.C. Miller, J.J. Lazarus, K. Tucker, T. Bykowski, M. Botto, J. Hellwage, R. M. Wooten, B. Stevenson. Borrelia burgdorferi binding of host complement regulator factor H is not required for efficient mammalian infection.  Molecular Genetics of Bacteria and Phages Meeting.  August 7-12, 2007.  Madison, WI.

T.Bykowski, M.E. Woodman, A.E. Cooley, L.H. Burns, M.J. Troese, R. Wallich, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson.  Borrelia burgdorferi complement regulator-acquiring surface proteins: expression during the Lyme disease spirochete’s mammal-tick infection cycle.  International Jena Symposium on Tick-Borne Diseases.  March 15-17, 2007.  Jena, Germany.

A.E. Cooley, C.A. Brissette, L.H. Burns, S.P. Riley, M.E. Woodman, T. Bykowski, H. Choy, D. Haake, B.Stevenson  Functional characterization of Lyme borreliosis spirochete Erp proteins.  International Jena Symposium on Tick-Borne Diseases.  March 15-17, 2007.  Jena, Germany.

Woodman M.E., A. E. Cooley, J.C. Miller, J.J. Lazarus, K. Tucker, T. Bykowski, M. Botto, J. Hellwage, R. M. Wooten, B. Stevenson. Borrelia burgdorferi binding of host complement regulator factor H is not required for efficient mammalian infection.  Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference.  October 20-22, 2006.  Cincinnati, OH.

Bykowski, T., M.E. Woodman, A.E. Cooley, L.H. Burns, M.J. Troese, R. Wallich, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson.  Borrelia burgdorferi Complement Regulator-Acquiring Surface Protein 2 (CspZ):  expression during the Lyme disease spirochete’s mammal-tick infection cycle.  Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference.  October 20-22, 2006.  Cincinnati, OH.

Woodman M.E., J.C. Miller, A.E. Cooley, M. Botto, R.M. Wooten, B. Stevenson.  The infection of complement deficient mice with Borrelia burgdorferi.  Gordon Conference on the Biology of Spirochetes.  April 23-28, 2006.  Barga, Italy.

von Lackum, K., J.C. Miller, S.P. Riley, M.E. Woodman, V. Brade, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson, R. Wallich.  Borrelia burgdorferi regulates expression of complement regulator-acquiring surface protein- 1 (CRASP-1) during the mammal-tick infection cycle. International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis & Other Tick-Borne Diseases.  September 11-15, 2005.  Vienna, Austria.

Tick Genomics and the Future of Tick Research.  May 19-21, 2004.  Baltimore, MD.

von Lackum, K., J.C. Miller, M.E. Woodman, S.P. Riley, P. Kraiczy, B. Stevenson, and R.  Wallich.  Regulated expression of complement regulator-acquiring surface protein-1 (CRASP-1) of the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi.  Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference.  October 1-3, 2004.  East Lansing, MI.

Woodman, M.E., and S.B. Melville.  Human monocytes and neutrophils can kill Clostridium perfringens under aerobic and anaerobic conditions only if complement is present.   The American Society for Microbiology 103rd General Meeting.  May 18-22, 2003.  Washington, D.C.

Woodman, M.E., and S.B. Melville.  Human monocytes and neutrophils can kill Clostridium perfringens under aerobic and anaerobic conditions only if complement is present.   Mid-Atlantic Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting.  February 8-10, 2003.  Wintergreen, VA.

 
Seminars presented at the University of Kentucky:

The Roles of the Complement System in Borrelia infections.  February 16, 2007.

Infection of Complement Deficient Mice with Borrelia burgdorferi.  March 24, 2006.

The Modulation of the Innate Immune Response to Streptococcus pneumoniae by Surfactant Protein A.  October 29, 2004.


 

Last Updated: 3/22/15