Second Year PhD Student, 2013-2014
Year Matriculated: 2012
Education: Appalachian State University; MS Cell and Molecular Biology
Appalachian State University; BS Biology
Advisor: Colin E. Bishop PhD; WFIRM
Research Interests: Reproductive genetics, germ cell development, genitourinary/lower abdomen reconstruction, stem cell biology, regenerative medicine
Parker, Z. M., Pendergraft, S.S., Sobieraj, J., McGinnis, M. M., and Karatan, E. (2012). Elevated levels of the norspermidine synthesis enzyme NspC enhance Vibrio cholerae biofilm formation without affecting intracellular norspermidine concentrations. FEMS Microbiol Lett 329: 18-27.
Meeting Abstracts (Presenter):
Pendergraft, S, and Karatan, E. (2010). Effect of nspC Gene Expression on V. cholerae Biofilm Formation. Appalachian State University 13th Annual Celebration of Student Research and Creative Endeavors. Boone, NC. April 22, 2010.
Pendergraft, S, Parker, Z, McGinnis, M, and Karatan, E. (2011). Elevated Levels of the Norspermidine Synthesis Enzyme NspC Increases Vibrio cholerae Biofilm Formation. 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. New Orleans, LA. May 21-24th, 2011.
Pendergraft, S, Zayner, J, Porter, L, Cockerell, S, Rutkovsky, A, and Karatan, E. (2012). Distribution of Vibrio cholerae NspS and MbaA homologs in diverse Proteobacteria. 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, San Francisco, CA. June 18-21st, 2012.