My primary areas of research are in the fields of pathogenic microbiology, molecular biology and food safety. My research focuses on understanding the distribution of enteric pathogens (mainly E. coli and Salmonella) and their virulence and antimicrobial resistance factors. I am primarily interested in plasmid mediated antimicrobial resistance and virulence of these bacteria. Specific research areas include: 1) sequencing large virulence and resistance plasmid to study the evolution of these plasmids, 2) characterizing the function of specific genes found on these plasmids to determine the role in conjugation and/ or virulence, and 3) determining the prevalence and distribution of these plasmids among E. coli and Salmonella isolates from a variety of sources. Other research projects in my lab include host-pathogen interactions of Salmonella enterica and Caenorhabditis elegans, bacterial examination of raw pet foods and microbial biodiversity of human decomposition. Please see my research website for more information.
Han, J., Lynne, A.M., David, D.E., Tang, H., Xu, J., Nayak, R., Kaldhone, P., Logue, C.M., and Foley, S.L. 2012. DNA Sequence Analysis of Plasmids from Multidrug Resistant Salmonella enterica Serotype Heidelberg Isolates. PloS One. In Press.
Lewis, M.L., Bucheli, S.R., and Lynne, A.M. 2012. Use of Microthemes to Increase Writing Content for Introductory Science Laboratory. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 13(1):74-77
Lynne, A.M., Kariyawasam, S., Wannemuehler, Y., Johnson, T. J., Johnson, S. J., Spitler, D. K., Moon, H. W., Jordan, D. M., Logue, C. M., Foley, S. L., and Nolan, L. K. 2012. Recombinant Iss as a Potential Vaccine for Avian Colibacillosis.56(1):192-199.
Louden, B.C., Haarmann, D., Han, J., Foley, S.L., and Lynne, A.M. 2012. Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium isolates from Food Animals. Food Research International. 45(2): 968-972.
Marrero-Ortiz, R., Han, J., Lynne, A.M., David, D.E., Stemper, M., Farmer, D., Burkhardt III W., Nayak, R. and Foley, S.L. 2012. Genetic Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella enterica Serovars Isolated from Dairy Cattle. Food Research International. 45(2): 962-967.
Han, J., Lynne, A.M., David, D.E., Nayak, R., Foley, S.L. 2012. Plasmid Mediated Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonella enterica Serovar Dublin.Food Research International. 45(2):931-934.
Louden, B.C., Haarmann, D. and Lynne A.M. 2011. Use of Blue Agar CAS Assay for Siderophore Detection. Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 12(1):51-53