Undergraduate Research in Dr. Alm's Lab
  • Identification of Influenza A viruses in feces of summer resident waterfowl Jillian Mlinarcik. Summer HonorsScholar. Completed May 2010
  • Listeriamonocytogenes in feces of geese visiting small water bodies on the campus of Central Michigan University Jillian Mlinarcik. BIO 403/Honors. Completed May 2010
  • Detection of pathogenic Escherichiacoli and Campylobacterspp. in ponds on the campus of Central Michigan University. Luiza Assis. Summer Honors Scholar/BIO 403/Honors. Completed May 2010
  • Prevalence of the genes eae, stx1, and stx2 from Escherichiacoli in Lake Ontario Freshwater Beaches. David Kilmer. BIO 403. Completed May 2009
  • Attachment mechanisms of Escherichiacoli in freshwater beach sand. Leah Bauer. ASM Fellowship. BIO 403/ Honors. Completed 2008
  • Identification of natural controls on beach sand Escherichiacoli populations. William D. Sadler. CMU Summer Research Scholar. Completed 2007
  • Characterization of the bacterial community in the Mount Pleasant Water Treatment Plant as a baseline for homeland defense scenarios. William D. Sadler.BIO 403. Completed 2006
  • Antibiotic resistance in enterococci isolated from freshwater beaches in Michigan. Dan Zimbler. BIO 403. Completed 2006
  • Testing for antibiotic resistant strains of E. coli and Salmonella in cattle water troughs in Northern Michigan. BIO 403. Nicole Geyer. Completed 2006.
  • The presence of pathogenic serotypes of Escherichiacoli and Shigella in beach sand. Natasha Reynolds. BIO 403. Completed 2005
  • Determination of Antibiotic Susceptibility and Plasmid Presence and Transferability in Escherichiacoli Isolated from Freshwater Beaches in Michigan and Their Comparison to Hospital Isolates / Erin Zacharias, CMU Summer Research Scholar/BIO 403, Completed Spring 2004
  • Detection of Escherichiacoli Serotype O157:H7 in Recreational Beach Sand and Water. Erin Hagan, CMU Summer Research Scholar/BIO 403, Completed Spring 2004
  • Determination of the Co-occurrence of Metal Tolerance and Antibiotic Resistance in E. coli Isolated from Freshwater Environments in Michigan/ Erica Francis, BIO 403, Spring 2002
  • Relative Abundance of the Fecal Indicators Escherichia coli and Enterococci in the Water and Sediments of the Black River, Michigan/ Kristina Fox, CMU Summer Research Scholar, Summer 2002
  • PCR Amplification of Campylobacter from Arsenic Contaminated Drinking Water Wells/ Melissa Stallings, BIO 403, Fall 2001
  • Association of Metal Tolerance with Multiple Antibiotic-Resistant Escherichia coli Isolated From Central Michigan Recreational Waters / Anne Spain, BIO 403, Spring 2001
  • Differentiation of Human from Animal Escherichia coli / Dan Zanotti, BIO 403, Fall 1999
  • Anaerobic Biodegradation of Trichloroethene Using Ethylene Glycol as a Possible Electron Donor / Emily Neumann, BIO 403, Completed Spring 1999.