Department of Biology
Dr. Sue Katz
Loshbaugh Hall, Room 105
- Certification Secondary Education, Biology
University of Tennessee,
- Postdoctoral Investigator,
Health & Safety Research Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1989
- Projects: CPSC Humidifier Safety Study
- Coordinator, DNA Damage by Chemicals in the Workplace Study [EPA], Survey of Biological Control Agents, Primary medaka oval cell culture, TCE degradation by methanotrophic amoebic-bacterial consortia.
- Postdoctoral Investigator, NIH Carcinogenesis Training Grant
School of Biomedical Sciences, Biology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
University of Tennessee, 1986
- Project: Chemical- and radiation-induced gpt/HGPRT mutagenesis in
CHO lines K1-BH4 and AS52 under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
- Ph.D., Microbiology
University of Kansas,
Effect of plasmid Rts1 on Escherichia coli mutation frequencies.
- M.S., Biology, Microbial and Cellular Biology
Emporia State University, Emporia KS,
Production of pigment precursors in white, clinical strains of Serratia marcescens.
- B.S., Biology
Baker University, Baldwin, KS,
- 2012-Present, Professor, Department of Biology
- 2007-2012, Associate Professor, Department of Biology
- 2004-2007, Assistant Professor,
Department of Biology
Rogers State University, Claremore, OK
- Microbiology, Immunology, Biology of Microorganisms, Molecular
Biology (all courses with associated laboratories),
General Cellular Biology, College Experience
- 2004, Adjunct Professor
Glendale Community College, Glendale AZ
- Courses taught: Microbiology with laboratory
- 1997-200, Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern
University, Glendale AZ
- Medical Microbiology Courses: MICR 1611 (611) and 1622 (622), DO microbiology, MICR 470 (310) PA Microbiology, MICR 3013, Pharmacy Majors microbiology with lab
- Director and Team Taught Medical Immunology Courses: MICR 1531 (531), First Year DO immunology, MICR 460 (300) PA immunology, MICR 3012 (1998-9) Pharmacy Majors immunology
- Biomedical Sciences B.S. Course: BBSC 320, Introductory Microbiology
- 1993-1997, Assistant Professor of Biology
Doane College, Crete NE
- Microbiology, Bacteriology, Immunology, Microbial Ecology, Introductory Biology, Interterm - Exotic Animals, Honors and Directed Study Projects
- 1992-1993, DOE/Lyndhurst Fellow - Life Science (7th Grade) and Biology (9th Grade)
Secondary School Science Teaching Internship,
University of Tennessee College of Education, Knoxville TN
- 1989-199, Senior Research Associate,
Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Other Graduate & Undergraduate Laboratory Teaching Experiences
- Microbiology, General Microbiology, Immunology, Microbial Genetics, Entomology, Comparative Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, Histology
- 2003 and 2005, Sponsoring Professor for M.S. student Cynthia Razo, project: Quorum Sensing in the Serratiae
- 2003, ‘Control’ in the Age of Prions: How has the paradigm been
altered? Focus on Microbiology Education 9(3): 4
- 2002-current, Collaboration with Dr. Jacqueline Fletcher, Department of
Entomology and Plant Pathology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK; Plant pathogen S. marcescens strains
- 2002, AREA NIH grant submitted: Quorum Sensing in Serratia marcescens
- 2002, Co-PI with Dr. Perry Baker, Arizona K-12 Center Pre-approved Provider of Professional Development workshop: Inquiry Teaching Using the Learning Cycle
- 2002, Review of "The Microbiology Video Library CD” in ASM News
- 2001, Updated and enhanced Patient Oriented Problem Solving (POPS)
immunodeficiency case for MICR 1531, Immunology
- 2000-current, Collaboration with Dr. Kathryn Leyva, Midwestern University,
on Serratia marcescens antibiotic sensitivities
- 1999, License application for Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency
Obtained approval for MWU-Glendale’s Limited Academic Laboratory Radioactive Materials License. Developed the Radiation Safety Program and wrote Radiation Safety Manual.
- 1998-current, Developed laboratory exercises for MICR 1611/1622 laboratories
- 1997-2002, Collaboration with Drs. Rod Sobieski and Scott Crupper, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, on Serratia marcescens genotyping.
- 1997-1999, Volunteer/Observer in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
- 1994-current, Collaboration with Dr. Ken Nickerson, University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, on Serratia marcescens pathogenicity factors
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- Missouri Valley Regional ASM
- Oklahoma Academy of Sciences
Honors & Awards
- NIH Postgraduate Fellow (1984-1987)
- ORAU Fellow (1987-1989)
- DOE-Lyndhurst Fellow (1992-1993)
- BIOSCIEDNET (BEN) Scholar (2006-2008)
- Faculty Service Award, 2006-7, School of Mathematics, Science and Health Sciences
- Pixley Faculty Excellence Award, 2006-7, Rogers State University
Extramural Grant Supoort
- Gelman (now Pall/Gelman) Membranes and Filtering Supplies Grant 1994
Consulting & Service Activities
- Grant Review Panel - Texas Advanced Research Program Biology Section, 2006
- RSU Assessment Committee, 2004-2007; Chair 2005-2007
- Arizona Heart Institute [on contamination of tissue culture] (2002)
- Consultant to Science Application Incorporated (SAIC) through Analysas and
GPA Technical Consultants
- Carcinogenicity literature reviews for National Toxicology Program (Cellular and Genetic Toxicology) at Research Triangle Park
- Consultant to Cogito Learning Media: Microbiology For Majors CD-ROM and
- RSO at Midwestern University, Glendale Campus and at Doane College
- Chair of Glendale Safety Committee (1997-1999)
- Chair of the MWU-Glendale Radiation Safety Committee (1997-2004)
- Preclinical Student Promotion and Graduation Committee, MWU-Glendale
- First Year Student/Faculty Liaison Committee, MWU-Glendale
Professional & Public Service
- Gordon Conference on Undergraduate Microbiology Education (1999)
- ASM Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conferences (1994-2001) Result: Identification of core teachings for Microbiology lecture and lab
- ASM Education Division W Chair Selection Committee (2000-2001)
- Group Leader, Undergraduate Education Conference, L.A., CA, May 19-21, 2000
- ASM Microbiology telecourse reviewer while in development stages
- Founder and original moderator of the ASM Education Division W UGCONF
- Focus on Microbiology Education, ASM Division W, Education, Newsletter
Founding Member and editor (1994-1997); Continuing contributor
- PowerPoint Workshop presented by Lewis Tomalty, ASM Undergraduate
Education Workshop, Orlando Florida, May 2001
- Pulsed-Field Electrophoresis Workshop; Pre-Annual Meeting Workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah, May 2002
Education & Outreach
- 2004-current, Senior Research Project mentor for RSU seniors (5, 2004-5; 4,
2005-6; 5, 2006-7)
- 1998-2001, Research mentor for ASU undergraduate honors students
- 1997-2002, Philosophy of science and research presentations to ASU Bridges
Program and Modes of Scientific Thought Courses
- 1995, Research presentation by undergraduate student, Nebraska Academy of Sciences (1995)
- 1995, Judge for the Capitol District Regional Science Fair at Doane
- 1995, Assisted the national winners of the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
- 1994-1997, Planning Committee for the Nebraska Math/Science Initiative's
Expand Your Horizons (EYH) Conference (for girls, grades 7-9); Including: workshop presenter, panel moderator and panel member
- 1989-1993, Scientist Partner in the Science By Mail Program
Seminars & Presentations
- "Breast Feeding: As Good as Mother’s Milk?.” Community Health Lecture
Series, February 18, 2003.
- "Analysis of the Characteristics of Strains of Serratia marcescens.” Midwestern
University Basic Sciences Lecture Series, April 26, 2002.
- Laboratory Safety, Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference, Atlanta,
Georgia, May 15-17, 1998.
- D.E. Sheneman and D.S. Katz. 2003. An inexpensive sample mold for pulsed-field electrophoresis. J. Microbiol. Meth. 53:127-129.
- T. G. Patton, S. Katz, R. J. Sobieski, and S. C. Crupper. 2001. Genotyping of clinical Serratia marcescens isolates: A comparison of PCR based methods. FEMS Microbiology Letters 194 (2001): 19-23.
- R.L. Tyndall, K.S. Ironside, C.D. Little, D.S. Katz and J.R. Kennedy. 1991. Free-living amoebae used to isolate consortia capable of degrading trichloroethylene. Scientific Note. App. Biochem. Biotech. 28/29:917-925.
- A.W. Hsie, L. Recio, D.S. Katz, C.Q. Lee, M. Wagner and R.L. Schenley. 1986. Evidence for reactive oxygen species inducing mutations in mammalian cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 83:9616-9620.
- D.S. Katz and R.J. Sobieski. 1979. Detection of pigment precursors in white clinical strains of Serratia marcescens. J. Clin. Microbiol. 9:301-303.
- M. Uziel, N.B. Munro, D.S. Katz, T. Vo-Dinh and E. Zeighami. DNA adduct formation by twelve chemicals with populations potentially suitable for molecular epidemiological studies. ORNL TM-10849. February, 1989.
- R.L. Tyndall, C.S. Dudney, D.S. Katz, K.S. Ironside, R.A. Jernigan and E.S. Lehman. Characterization of microbial content and dispersion from home humidifiers. Phase 1 and Phase 2 Final Report. CPSC Report, 1989.
- D.S. Katz 2006. Mining Winogradsky Columns in the Introductory Microbiology Laboratory. 13th Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference, May 19-21, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
- C. Razo and D.S. Katz. 2005. Quorum Sensing in the Serratiae. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, June 5-9, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia.
- D.S. Katz and K.J. Leyva. 2001. Expanding on Tradition: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks. American Society for Microbiology, 8th Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference, May 18-20, 2001, Orlando, Florida.
- D.S. Katz, D.L. Egger, A.J. Floyd, S.L. McHale, E.B. Stephens, II and C.R. Wikel. 1996. Collaboration between Microbial Ecology and Ecology Course Laboratories. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, May 12-16, 1996, New Orleans, LA.
- A. Hultine, D.S. Katz, E. Jensen and K.W. Nickerson. 1995. Serratia marcescens: Serrawettin Production and Pathogenicity for Tobacco Hornworms. Nebraska Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, April 28-29, 1995. Presented by Aimee Hultine (Doane Freshman). This material was also presented at the 1995 Nebraska Microbiologist's Meeting (Boy's Town).
- D.S. Katz, A.W. Hsie, M.C. Jernigan and R.L. Schenley. 1988. The effect of anaerobic conditions on CHO cell killing and 6-TG mutagenesis by neutrons. Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting, April 16-21, 1988. Philadelphia, PA.
- A.W. Hsie, D.S. Katz and R.L. Schenley. 1987. Evidence for reactive oxygen species inducing mutations in mammalian cells. Second International Conference on Anticarcinogenesis and Radiation Protection, March 8-12, 1987, Gaithersburg, MD.
- A.W. Hsie, L. Recio, D.S. Katz, C.Q. Lee, M. Wagner and R.L. Schenley. 1986. Reactive oxygen species induce mutations in mammalian cells. Radiation Research Society Annual Meeting, April 13-19, 1986, Las Vegas, NV.
- A.W. Hsie, L. Recio, D.S. Katz, C.Q. Lee, M. Wagner and R.L. Schenley. 1986. Gene mutations induced by reactive oxygen species in CHO cells. Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 1986, Baltimore, MD. Environmental Mutagenesis 8:36.
- D.S. Katz and A.W. Hsie. 1985. Gene rescue from pSV2gpt transformed CHO cells. Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, February 25-March 1, Las Vegas NV. Environmental Mutagenesis 7:90.
- D.S. Katz and D.M. Shankel. 1984. Effect of plasmid Rts1 on Trp reversions in UV and EMS treated Escherichia coli K12 strains. Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, February 19-23, 1984, Montreal, Canada. Environmental Mutagenesis 6:388.
- D.S. Katz and D.M. Shankel. 1983. Effects of plasmid Rts1 on Escherichia coli K12 host mutational frequencies. Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, March 3-6, 1983, San Antonio, TX. Environmental Mutagenesis 5:457.