Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Staff
EPA Division: Microbiological and Chemical Exposure Assessment Research Division
EPA Branch: Program Operations Staff
Research has involved Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, genomic DNA isolation, hybridization and purification; inoculation, isolation and purification of Giardia cysts from mice and gerbils; detection and identification of Giardia cysts and Cryptosporidium oocysts; detection of Helicobacter pylori in wastewater, ground, surface and drinking water; bacterial indicators of shellfish; tissue culture; and viral assays and identification. More recently, have transitioned into the Program Operations Staff to work as a WACOR on research contracts, Purchase Card Holder, Lab Space Analyst, Custodial Officer, and perform other technical and scientific duties.
- B.S. Biology, University of Cincinnati, 1983
- Scientific and Technical Writing, University of Cincinnati, 1998
- Microbiologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL- MCEARD-POS, Cincinnati, OH 2011 – Present
- Microbiologist, USEPA, ORD, NERL- MCEARD-MERB, Cincinnati, OH 1991– 2011
- Biological Lab Technician, USEPA, ORD, Parasitiology & Immunology, Cincinnati, OH 1986 - 1991
- Staff Microbiologist, Technion International, Inc. (USEPA Contractor), Cincinnati, OH 1984 – 1986
- Biological Aide, USEPA, ORD, Virology Branch, Cincinnati, OH 1980 – 1983
Select Awards and Honors:
- Superior Accomplishment Recognition Award - 2005
- Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (STAA) Honorable Mention - 2004
- Team Award - 2002 through 2005
- Stelma, G.N., D. Flanigan, L. Boczek, D.J. Lye, M. Donohue. Examination of the Protein Profile of Helicobacter pylori under Different Growth Conditions using Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry. American Society for Microbiology. Toronto, ON, Canada (2007).
- Flanigan, D. and Rodgers, M.R. Detection and genetic fingerprinting of multi-drug resistant Salmonella in domestic and agricultural wastewater, poster presentation at the American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, Illinois (1999).