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Biology for Science Majors I > Curricula Vitae

Instructors


Dr. Shawanda Stanford

Education

Mississippi Valley State University      B.S.     1996-2001       Biology/Chemistry

University of Memphis                       M.S     2001-2003       Molecular Cell Sciences

Mississippi State University                Ph.D.   2006-2011       Microbiology

Experience

Instructor, Blinn College (August 2014-present)

  • Biology for Science Majors I
  • Microbiology Non-science Majors

 

Laboratory Instructor, Texas A & M University (September 2011-May 2014)

  • Fundamentals of Microbiology Lab

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University (August 2006-May 2007)

  • Principles of Zoology Lab
  • Animal Biology Lab
  • Bacterial Genetics Lab

 

Adjunct Faculty, Mississippi Valley State University (January 2006-May 2006)

  • General Biology (non-majors)
  • General Biology Lab

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Memphis (August 2001-December 2003)

  • Introduction to Biology Lab

Publications

(Peer Reviewed Articles)

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Chen Sharong, Cromwell William, Hillman Jeffrey D, Guerrero Adam, Allen Charolotte A, Sorg Joseph A, Smith Lief, Characterization of Site Directed Mutations in the Lanthipeptide Mutacin 1140, Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:13 4015-4023.

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, and Smith Leif, Commercial Development and Application of Type A Lantibiotics, Recent Patents on Anti-infective Drug Discovery, 6(2), 175-185 (2011).

Kastrantas James, Chaney Noel, Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Smith James L., Rapid Method for Extracting the Antibiotic Mutacin 1140 from the Complex Fermentation, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 55, 1-6 (2009).

 Lu Shi-En, Novak Jan, Austin Frank W., Gu Ganyu, Ellis Dayna, Kirk Marion, Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Tonelli Marco, and Smith Leif, Occidiofungin, a Unique Antifungal Glycopeptide Produced by a Strain of Burkholderia contaminans, Biochemistry, 48(35), 8312-8321 (2009).

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Orugunty Ravi S., Hakanson Kristina, Kastrantas James, and Smith James L., Oxidation of Lanthionines Render the Lantibiotic Nisin Inactive, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(5), 1381-1387 (2009).

Smith James L., Hasper Hester, Breukink Eefjan, Novak Jan, Cerkasov Jeri, Hillman J. D., Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, and Orugunty Ravi S., Elucidation of the Antimicrobial Mechanism of Mutacin 1140, Biochemistry, 47(10), 3308-3314 (2008).

 

(Abstracts)

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Escano Jerome ,Cromwell William, Smith Lief, Site Directed Mutagenesis of Mutacin 1140 and Its Effect on Bactericidal Activity, 112th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (06/12)

Escano Jerome, Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Gu Ganyu, Chen Kuan-Chih, Lu Shi-En, Smith Lief, Two Structural Variants of Occidiofungin, an Antifungal Produced by Burkholderia contaminans Strain MS14, Require Two Independent Thioesterases, 111th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (05/11)

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda and Smith Leif, A Site Specific Residue in the Antibiotic Gallidermin is Modifiable Leading to the Formation of Novel and Biologically Active Variants, 110th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (05/10)

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Ellis Dayna, Chaney Noel, Gu Ganyu, Kirk Marion, Lu Shi-En, Austin Frank, Novak Jan, and Smith James Leif, Occidiofungin, a Unique Antifungal Glycopeptide Produced by Burkholderia contaminans, 108th American Society for Microbiology General Meeting  (05/09).

Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Orugunty Ravi, Kastrantas James, Smith James, Oxidation of Lanthionines Render the Lantibiotic Gallidermin Inactive, 106th  American Society for Microbiology General Meeting (05/07).

Smith James L., Wilson-Stanford Shawanda, Breukink Eefjan, Hasper Hester, and Novak Jan, Assembly of the Lantibiotic Mutacin 1140 in Membranes, Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference (02/07).

Wilson Shawanda and Lessman Charles, Optimal Conditions for in vitro Induced Zebra fish Ooctye maturation, University of Memphis 15th Annual Student Research Forum (04/03).

Attarhousseini Roya, Jeu Chrissy, Seat Jennifer, Wilson Shawanda, and Ouyang Xiaoguang, Characterization of Alcohol regulated Genes using probes from Homologous Human Sequences, University of Memphis 15th Annual Student Research Forum (04/03).

Robinson April, Corbitt Jason, Scott Candance, Steele Andrew, Steele Marcus, Wilson Shawanda, Foster Phelisia , Elmore Dennis, and Smith Lowrey, Aerial Drift Determination of Herbicides with Analysis by HPLC and AA, Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference (02/02).

Wilson Shawanda and Porter Michael, Behavioral Effects of Induced Spawning in Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, Mississippi Academy of Sciences Conference (02/01).