Research Presentations

Undergraduate student Aimee Villard presenting her research results at a conference.
Undergraduate student Aimee Villard presenting her research results at a conference.

R. Manges, K. Bies, K. Mahachi and J. Enos-Berlage. 2015. The effect of a calR mutation on Vibrio parahaemolyticus gene expression under varying calcium and iron conditions. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.

Bies, Kelsey. 2014. Yeasty Beasties: How are Microorganisms Affected by their Environment? Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics-Iowa Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science Conference. Ames, IA. (mentored this education major student for HHMI Trio program)

Bohr, L., J. Wittman, C. Dembsky, S. Zook, T. Nelson, and J. Enos-Berlage. 2014. Investigating water quality in the Dry Run Creek Watershed over seasons with varying precipitation. Iowa Water Conference, Ames IA.

Luther students presenting their work at the annual Luther Student Research Symposium.
Luther students presenting their work at the annual Luther Student Research Symposium.

Wittman, Jacob, and Jodi Enos-Berlage. 2013. Expanding opportunities and responsibilities in water resource education. Iowa Water Conference, Ames IA. Presentation awarded 1st place in Poster Competition.

Swanson, L., M. Thompson, E. Voelschow, L. Hieb, M. Cannon, A. Villard, J. Allen, A. Roos, L. McCarter, and J. Enos-Berlage. 2012. Calcium-regulated Gene Expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Abstracts of the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Abstract awarded ASM Student Travel Grant based on quality and significance of research.

Enos-Berlage, J. 2012. Involving Microbiology Students in a Watershed Project: Reconnecting Students with the Land. Abstracts of the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Wittman, J., A. Weckwerth, and J. Enos-Berlage. 2012. Exploring the Dry Run Creek Watershed: Molecules, Microbes, and Macroinvertebrates. Luther College Biology Colloquium Series, Decorah, IA. (Presentation also performed at the Luther College Annual Student Spring Research Symposium)

Voelschow, E., M. Thompson, L. Swanson, L. Hieb, M. Cannon, A. Villard, and J. Enos-Berlage. 2012. Investigating the Effects of Calcium and Iron on Gene Regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. 25th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Ogden, UT.  (Also presented at the Luther College Annual Student Spring Research Symposium) 

Weckwerth, A., J. Wittman, S. Heyer, C. Weiss, J. Seibert, L. Seigley, C. Ingels, K. Larsen, and J. Enos-Berlage. 2012. Exploring the Dry Run Creek Watershed: Molecules, Microbes, and Macroinvertebrates. Iowa Water Conference, Ames IA. Presentation awarded 1st place in Poster Competition.

Weckwerth, A., J. Wittman, and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2011. Investigating water quality in the Dry Run Creek Watershed. Biannual meeting of the Dry Run Creek Watershed Improvement Association, Decorah, IA.

Cannon, M. E., L. Hieb, and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2011. Calcium controls gene activity in the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Luther College Annual Student Research Symposium, Decorah, IA.

Siebert, J., C. Weiss, M. Cannon, L. Hieb, S. Heyer, K. Larsen, L. Seigley,  and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2011. Investigating water quality in the Dry Run Creek watershed. Luther College Annual Student Research Symposium, Decorah, IA.

Nelson, H. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2011. Characterization of mutants defective in calcium-regulated genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. R. J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Symposium, Wartburg College, IA.

Schwan, W. R., R. Fitton, and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2010. Loss of Surface Structures makes Uropathogenic Escherichia coli less Prone to Phagocytosis by Monocytes. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Diego, CA

Voelschow, E. and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2010. Investigating the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster for use as a model host for Vibrio parahaemolyticus pathogenesis. Midstates Consortium for Math and Science Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Biological Sciences and Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Nelson, H. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2010. Phenotypic characterization of mutants exhibiting altered calcium regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), University of Montana, Missoula, MT

Villard, A. C., L.L. McCarter, and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2009. Investigating calcium-regulated gene expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. American Society for Microbiology North Central Branch Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI. Presentation awarded 2nd place in Undergraduate Student Oral Competition.

Nelson, H. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2009. Phenotypic characterization of mutants exhibiting altered calcium regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. American Society for Microbiology North Central Branch Annual Meeting, La Crosse, WI 

Villard, A. C., L.L. McCarter, and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2009. Investigating calcium-regulated gene expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. University of Iowa FUTURE in Biomedicine Research Symposium, Iowa City, IA

Marquardt, M., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2008. The effects of calcium on Vibrio parahaemolyticus secreted proteins. 22nd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Md.

Blackmore, J., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2008. Identification of Genes Involved in the Regulation of a Type III Secretion System in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Luther College Senior Honors Convocation, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Holland, A. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2008. Mutagenesis and subsequent analysis of genes affecting calcium regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Luther College Senior Honors Convocation, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Lambrecht, J. A. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2007. Identification of Genes Involved in Calcium Regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Abstracts of the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Toronto, Canada

Marquardt, M. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2007. Colonial Cell Organization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Under Varying Calcium Conditions in Wild Type and Mutant Strains. Abstracts of the R. J. McElroy Research Symposium. Wartburg College, IA. 

Pontasch, H. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2006. Examination of the Effect of Calcium on Biofilm Development and Protein Expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Abstracts of the National Council on Undergraduate Research General Meeting.

Lambrecht, J. A. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2006. Identification of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Genes Involved in Calcium Sensing and Response. Luther College Biology Colloquium Series. Decorah, IA.

A.P. Roos, J. R. Allen and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2004. Identification of Calcium-Regulated Genes in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. American Society for Microbiology Regional Meeting-North Central Branch, Madison, WI.

Kelley, N. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2004. Investigating Vibrio parahaemolyticus Capsular Polysaccharide Levels in Response to Calcium. PEW Midstates Science and Mathematics Consortia Undergraduate Symposium, Chicago, IL.

Allen, J. R. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2004. Isolation and Characterization of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Mutants Defective in Calcium-Regulated Genes. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Larson, J. M. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2004. Using Transmission Electron Microscopy to Investigate the Effect of Calcium on Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Biology and Chemistry, Grinnel College, Grinnel, IA

Keenan, C. E., Christopherson, M. R., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2003. Initial characterization of a calcium-regulated gene in V. parahaemolyticus and isolation of mutants displaying altered regulation at this locus. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Washington, DC

Christopherson, M. R., Keenan, C. E., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2003. Investigation of Calcium-dependent regulation of gene expression in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Washington, DC

Christopherson, M. R., C. E. Keenan, and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2003. Investigation of the role of calcium in bacteria. McElroy Student Research Symposium, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Enos-Berlage, J. L. 2003. Using primary literature to enhance learning in undergraduate microbiology courses. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Washington, DC

Keenan, C. Christopherson, M., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2002. Examination of opaque and translucent biofilms of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. American Society for Microbiology Regional Meeting—North Central Branch. Minneapolis, MN.

Jaeger, M. and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2002. Investigation of the morphology of opaque and translucent phenotypes of Vibrio parahaemolyticus. PEW Undergraduate Science Research Symposium. Chicago, IL.

Christopherson, M., Keenan, C., and J. L. Enos-Berlage. 2002. Differential protein expression in response to calcium in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. PEW Undergraduate Science Research Symposium. Chicago, IL.

Howe, B. and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2002. Investigating the effects of calcium on colony morphology in the marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus using electron microscopy. R.J. McElroy Student/Faculty Research Symposium. Wartburg College, Waverly, IA.

Keenan, C., Christopherson, M., and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2002. Isolation and characterization of mutants having altered calcium regulation in Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Symposium. Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.

Sime, J. and J.L. Enos-Berlage. 2001. Investigating the role of calcium in bacterial physiology using Salmonella typhimurium as a model system. Undergraduate Research Symposium. St. Mary's University, Winona, MN.

Enos-Berlage, J. L. and D. M. Downs. 1996. Mutations in sdh, encoding succinate dehydrogenase, alter the role of pantothenate in thiamine synthesis in Salmonella typhimurium. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, K157, p. 562

Enos-Berlage, J. L. and D. M. Downs. 1994. apbB, a new genetic locus which affects the alternative pyrimidine biosynthetic pathway in Salmonella typhimurium. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, K44, p. 283