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  • Pehl, M., W. Jamieson, K. Kong, J. Forbester, R. Fredendall, G. Gregory, J. McFarland, J. Healy and P. Orwin. 2012. Genes That Influence Swarming Motility and Biofilm Formation in Variovorax paradoxus EPS. PLoS One.

  • Han, J., H. Choi, S. Lee, P. Orwin, J. Kim, S. LaRoe, T. Kim, J. O'Neil, J. Leadbetter and S. Lee. 2011. Complete Genome Sequence of the Metabolically Versatile Plant Growth-Promoting Endophyte Variovorax paradoxus S110. Journal of Bacteriology 193: 1183-1190.

  • Jamieson, W., M. Pehl, G. Gregory and P. Orwin. 2009. Coordinated surface activities in Variovorax paradoxus EPS. BMC Microbiology 12: 124.

  • Schottel, J., P. Orwin, C. Anderson and M. Flickinger. 2008. Spatial expression of a mercury-inducible green fluorescent protein within a nanoporous latex-based biosensor coating. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology 35: 283-90.

  • Orwin, P., J. Fitzgerald, D. Leung, J. Gutierrez, G. Bohach and P. Schlievert. 2003. Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Enterotoxin L. Infection and Immunity 71: 2916-9.

  • Yarwood, J., J. McCormick, M. Paustian, P. Orwin, V. Kapur and P. Schlievert. 2002. Characterization and expression analysis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island 3 - Implications for the evolution of .. J Biol Chem 277: 13138-47.

  • Orwin, P., D. Leung, T. Tripp, G. Bohach, C. Earhart, D. Ohlendorf and P. Schlievert. 2002. Characterization of a novel staphylococcal enterotoxin-like superantigen, a member of the group V subfamily of pyrogenic toxins. Biochemistry 41: 14033-40.

  • Orwin, P., D. Leung, H. Donahue, R. Novick and P. Schlievert. 2001. Biochemical and Biological Properties of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin K. Infection and Immunity 69: 360-6.

  • Dinges, M., P. Orwin and P. Schlievert. 200. Exotoxins of Staphylococcus aureus. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 13: 16-34.

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Educational Background

  • 1995-2001 – Ph.D., University of Minnesota (Microbiology)

  • 1991-1995 – BS, Harvey Mudd College (Biology)

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  • Impact of uncultured bacteria on free-living nematode populations in soil

  • Analysis of Surface Behaviors in Variovorax paradoxus

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Crowley, D – UC Riverside

  • DeLey, P – UC Riverside

  • Leadbetter, J – California Institute of Technology

  • Schlievert, P – University of Minnesota

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