Dr. Helen Hampikian

DEGREES EARNED / CERTIFICATIONS / PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • Ph.D. Bacterial Pathogenesis and Genomics, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2006
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Microbiology, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 2002 

PRIMARY COURSES TAUGHT

  • BIOL 111 Basic Biology
  • BIOL 201 Genetics
  • BIOL 341 General Microbiology
  • BIOL 445 Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis
  • BIOL 483 Molecular Biology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Bacterial pathogenesis Molecular microbiology
  • Protein-protein interactions in pathogenicity mechanisms
  • Molecular cloning
  • Emerging microbial disease
  • Microbial disease in domestic animals 

MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

  • Betts-Hampikian, H.J. and Fields, K.A. Oct 2011. Disulfide bonding within components of the Chlamydia type III secretion apparatus correlates with development. JBacteriol. 193(24): 6950-9
  • Betts-Hampikian, H.J. and Fields, K.A. Oct 2010. The Chlamydial type III secretion mechanism: revealing cracks in a tough nut. Front. Microbio. 1:114.
  • Betts, H.J., Wolf, K., Fields, K.A. Feb 2009. Effector protein modulation of host cells: examples in the Chlamydia spp. arsenal. Curr Opin Microbiol. 12(1):81-7.
  • Betts, H.J., Twiggs, L.E., Sal, M.S., Wyrick P.B., Fields, K.A. Mar 2008. Bioinformatic and biochemical evidence for the identification of the type III secretion system needle protein of Chlamydia trachomatis. JBacteriol. 190(5):1680-90.
  • Betts, H.J., Bailey, C.M., Pallen, M.J., Henderson, I.R. 2005. Bacterial   secretion systems., in Bacterial-Epithelial Cell Cross-Talk Molecular Mechanisms in Pathogenesis, pages 60-98, Cambridge University Press.

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society for General Microbiology (United Kingdom)
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists
  • Northeast Association of Advisors of the Health Professions
Last Updated 9/19/17