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Assistant Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

University of Maine, School of Food and Agriculture, 108 Rogers Hall, Orono, ME 04469

sue.ishaq@maine.edu| 1-207-581-2770

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EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Animal, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. 2010 – 2015. Advisor: Dr. André-Denis G. Wright. Dissertation | Seminar

B.Sc. Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 2003 – 2007. Minor in Nutrition and Food Science

PROFESSIONAL

TEACHING

  • 2020, AVS 633/FSN 671: Graduate Seminar, University of Maine
  • 2020, AVS 590: Special Topics in DNA Sequencing Data Analysis, University of Maine
  • 2019, HC 441H: Microbes and Social Equity, University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, developed course
  • 2018, HC 209H: Introduction to mammalian microbiomes, University of Oregon, Clark Honors College, developed course
  • 2016, BIOM 405: Host-associated microbiomes, Montana State University; developed and taught lab section and team-taught class lecture
  • 2015, BIOM 405: Host-associated microbiomes, Montana State University; developed and taught lab section
  • 2010 – 2012, ASCI 141: Anatomy and physiology of domestic species, University of Vermont; graduate teaching assistant for lab section
  • 2012, ASCI 110: Animal nutrition, metabolism and feeding, University of Vermont; graduate teaching assistant for lab section

ADMINISTRATIVE

  • 2020 -, Cofounder, STEMMinists of Maine
  • 2020 – ,Pod-Coordinator, 500 Women Scientists Orono
  • 2018 – , Academic Editor, PLOS ONE
    • 2019, guest editor for “Microbiomes Across Biological Systems” special issue
  • 2018 – 2019, Pod-Coordinator, 500 Women Scientists Eugene
  • 2017 – 2018, Implicit Bias Working Group, University of Oregon
  • 2017 – 2019   Search committee member; University of Oregon, BioBE Center
  • ad hoc, Grant review; USDA, EIC

SERVICE

  • 2015 – 2018, Citizen Science volunteer, Adventure Scientists: Gallatin Microplastics Initiative, 2015-2017; Timber Tracking Project, 2018
  • 2015 – 2017, Child Advancement Project mentor, Thrive, Bozeman, MT
  • 2015 – , Owner and Chief Editor of “Give Me the Short Version”, a Facebook page dedicated to presenting scientific articles to the general public in a short and easy to understand format. https://www.facebook.com/givemetheshortversion/
  • Ad hoc, Ongoing science communication, outreach, and education: www.sueishaqlab.org
  • Ad hoc, Manuscript review; https://publons.com/author/480672/suzanne-ishaq#profile
  • Ad hoc, Conference Presentation review:
    • Poster abstracts (by invitation) for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, November 2016 in Tampa Bay, FL.
    • Oral presentations for the Ecological Society of America’s Buell and Brawn Awards, August 2017 in Portland, OR.

RESEARCH SUPPORT

Current

  • 2020 Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine, $7,722
    • Calderwood (PI) and Ishaq. Exploration of Soil Microbiota in Wild Blueberry Soils.
  • 2019 – 2020 NE Integrated Pest Management (ID 9999372), $19,350
    • Birthisel (PI), Smart, Ishaq, and Kinnebrew. A working group on tarping and soil solarization.
  • 2020-2021 USDA Hatch (ME022102)
    • Ishaq.  Recovering Microbial Communities in the Gastrointestinal Tract from Dysbiotic States.
  • 2018 – 2021, USDA AFRI NIFA Agricultural Production Systems, $500,000 ($19,153 subaward PI)
    • Menalled (PI), Trowbridge, Weaver, Seipel, Bourgault, Yeoman. Diversifying cropping systems through cover crops and targeted grazing: impacts on plant-microbe-insect interactions, yield and economic returns.

Completed

  • 2019 – 2020, UO-OHSU Collaborative Seed Grant Phase 2, $30,000. Martindale (PI), Van Den Wymelenberg (PI), Bohannan, Fahimipour, Ishaq, Kiraly. Predicting healthcare-associated Clostridioides difficile infection probabilities in inpatient units.
  • 2018 – 2019, UO-OHSU Collaborative Seed Grant Phase 1, $50,000 Martindale (PI), Van Den Wymelenberg (PI), Bohannan, Fahimipour, Ishaq, Kiraly. Predicting healthcare-associated Clostridioides difficile infection probabilities in inpatient units.
  • 2017 – 2019, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Non-Research Grant, $125,000 Van Den Wymelenberg, Green. Biology and Built Environment (BioBE) Center. Co-wrote
  • 2013 – 2015, USDA AFRI NIFA Pre-doctoral Fellowship Grant, $79,000 (PI).
    • Investigating the rumen bacteria of the North American moose (Alces alces) for the potential for improving efficiency of feed digestion in livestock.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2020 – , Maine Food and Agriculture Center
  • 2019 – , Sigma Xi, University of Oregon Chapter, Full member
  • 2017 – , 500 Women Scientists
  • 2016 – , American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2012 – , American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • 2011 – , American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
  • 2006 – , Alpha Zeta, Green Mountain Chapter, University of Vermont
  • 2017 – 2018, Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • 2018 – 2019 , International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2014, American Society of Animal Science President’s’ Pick Poster, Kansas City
  • 2007, Justin Morrill Honors Scholar, University of Vermont
  • 2005, 2006, Dean’s List, University of Vermont
  • 2003 – 2007, Presidential Scholarship, University of Vermont
  • 2003 – 2007, University of Vermont Scholarship

Award Support

  • 2020 University of Maine NSFA Faculty Laptop Incentive Program, $750
  • 2019 UO Biology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Grant, $1000
    • Ishaq, Cheng, Sundarraman.  Amplifying diverse voices: training and support for managing identity-based harassment in science communication.

PUBLICATIONS

1 undergraduate student I mentored, 2 graduate student I mentored

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

  1. Horve1, P.F., Dietz, L., Ishaq, S.L., Kline, J., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. 2020. Viable bacterial communities on hospital window components in patient rooms. PeerJ 8: e9580. Impact 2.353. Article.
  2. Ishaq, S.L., Seipel, T., Yeoman, C.J., Menalled, F.D. 2020. Dryland cropping systems, weed communities, and disease status modulate the effect of climate conditions on wheat soil bacterial communities. mSphere 5:e00340-20. (no impact factor as of 2019). Article.
  3. Ishaq, S.L., Seipel, T., Yeoman, C.J., Menalled, F.D. 2020. Soil bacterial communities of wheat vary across the growing season and among dryland farming systems. Geoderma 358(15):113989. Impact 4.336. Article.
  4. Velazquez1, S., Bi, C., Kline, J., Nunez1, S., Corsi, R., Xu, Y., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. Accumulation of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate from polyvinyl chloride flooring into settled house dust and the effect on the bacterial community. PeerJ 7:e8147. Impact 2.353. Article.
  5. Seipel, T., Ishaq, S.L., Menalled, F.D. 2019. Agroecosystem resilience is modified by management system via plant–soil feedbacks. Basic and Applied Ecology 39:1-9. Impact 2.474. Article.
  6. Stenson, J., Ishaq, S.L., Laguerre, A., Loia, A., MacCrone1, G., Mugabo, I., Northcutt, D., Riggio, M., Barbosa, A., Gall, E.T., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. 2019. Monitored Indoor Environmental Quality of a Mass Timber Office Building: A Case Study. Buildings 9:142. No impact factor. Article.
  7. Ishaq, S.L., Lachman2, M.M., Wenner, B.A., Baeza, A., Butler, M., Gates, E., Olivo, S., Buono Geddes, J., Hatfield, P., Yeoman, C.J. 2019. Pelleted-hay alfalfa feed increases sheep wether weight gain and rumen bacterial richness over loose-hay alfalfa feed.  PLoS ONE 14(6): e0215797.  Impact 2.766. Article.
  8. Ishaq, S.L., Page, C.M., Yeoman, C.J., Murphy, T.W., Van Emon, M.L., Stewart, W.C. 2019. Zinc amino acid supplementation alters yearling ram rumen bacterial communities but zinc sulfate supplementation does not. Journal of Animal Science 97(2):687–697. Impact 1.714. Article.
  9. Yeoman, C.J., Ishaq, S.L., Bichi , E., Olivo, S., Lowe, J., Aldridge, B.M. 2018. Biogeographical Differences in the Influence of Maternal Microbial Sources on the Early Successional Development of the Bovine Neonatal Gastrointestinal tract. Scientific Reports 8: 3197. Impact 4.259. Article.
  10. Seshadri, R., Leahy, S.C., Attwood, G.T., The, K.H., Lambie, S.C., Eloe-Fadrosh, E., Pavlopoulos, G., Hadjithomas, M., Varghese, N., Hungate1000 project collaborators, Perry, R., Henderson, G., Creevey, C.J., Terrapon, N., Lapebie, P., Drula, E., Lombard, V., Rubin, E., Kyrpides, N., Henrissat, B., Woyke, T., Ivanova, N., Kelly, W.J. 2018. A reference genome set for the ruminant microbiome. Nature Biotechnology 36:359-367. Impact 41.667. Article.
  11. Zeng, H., Ishaq, S.L., Liu, Z., Bukowski, M.R. 2017. Colonic aberrant crypt formation accompanies an increase of opportunistic pathogenic bacteria in C57BL/6 mice fed a high-fat diet. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 54:18-27. Impact 4.418. Article.
  12. Ishaq, S.L., AlZahal, O., Walker, N., McBride, B. 2017. An investigation into rumen fungal and protozoal diversity in three rumen fractions, during high-fiber or grain-induced sub-acute ruminal acidosis conditions, with or without active dry yeast supplementation. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:1943. Impact 4.076. Article.
  13. Ishaq, S.L., Yeoman, C.J., Whitney, T.R. 2017. Ground Juniperus pinchotii and urea in supplements fed to Rambouillet ewe lambs. Part 2: Ewe lamb rumen microbial communities. Journal of Animal Science 95(10):4587-4599. Impact 2.014. Article. Companion paper: Whitney 2017 JAS
  14. Perea1, K., Perz, K., Olivo, S., Williams, A., Lachman2, M., Ishaq, S.L.,Thompson, J., Yeoman, C.J. 2017. Feed Efficiency Phenotypes Involve Changes In Ruminal, Colonic, And Small Intestine-Located Microbiota. Journal of Animal Science 95(6):2585-2592. Impact 2.014. Article.
  15. Ishaq, S.L., Johnson, S.P., Miller, Z.J., Lehnhoff, E.A., Olivo, S.K., Yeoman, C.J., Menalled, F.D. 2017. A living soil inoculum increases soil microbial diversity, crop and weed growth using soil from organic and conventional farms in northeastern Montana. Microbial Ecology 73(2): 417-434. Impact 3.630. Article. Companion paper: Johnson et al. 2017 Weed Science
  16. Feng, W., Minor, D., Liu, M., Li, J., Ishaq, S.L., Yeoman, C., Lei, B. 2016. Null Mutations of Group A Streptococcus Orphan Kinase RocA: Selection in Mouse Infection and Comparison with CovS Mutations in Alteration of in vitro and in vivo Protease SpeB Expression and Virulence. Infection and Immunity 85:e00790-16. Impact 3.731. Article.
  17. Zeng, H., Ishaq, S.L., Zhao, F-Q., Wright, A-D.G. 2016. Colonic inflammation accompanies an increase of b-catenin signaling Lachnospiraceae/Streptococcaceae in the hind-gut of high-fat diet-fed mice. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 25:30-36. Impact 4.518. Article
  18. Salgado-Flores, A., Hagen, L.H., Pope, P.B., Ishaq, L., Wright, A-D.G., Sundset, M.A. 2016. Intake of a lichen-based diet altered the rumen and cecum microbial profiles in Norwegian reindeer (Rangifer tarandus tarandus). PLoS ONE 11(5). Impact 3.234. Article
  19. Ishaq, S.L., Kim1, C.J., Reis1, D., Wright, A-D.G. 2015. Fibrolytic bacteria isolated from the rumen of North American moose (Alces alces) and their potential as a probiotic for ruminants. PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144804. Impact 3.23. Article
  20. Henderson, G, Cox, F., Ganesh, S., Jonker, A., Young, W., Global Rumen Census Collaborators, Janssen, P.H.. 2015. Rumen microbial community composition varies with diet and host, but a core microbiome is found across a wide geographical range. Nature Scientific Reports 5:14567. Impact 5.58. Article
  21. Ishaq, S.L., Sundset, M.A., Crouse, J., Wright, A-D.G. 2015. High-throughput DNA sequencing of the moose rumen from different geographical location reveals a core ruminal methanogenic archaeal diversity and a differential ciliate protozoal diversity. Microbial Genetics 1(4):mgen.0.000034. Impact 4.6. Article
  22. Ishaq, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. 2014. Design and validation of four new primers for next-generation sequencing to target the 18S rRNA gene of gastrointestinal ciliate protozoa. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80(17):5515-5521. Impact 3.67. Article
  23. Ishaq, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. 2014. High-throughput DNA sequencing of the ruminal bacteria from moose (Alces alces) in Vermont, Alaska, and Norway. Microbial Ecology 68(2):185-195. Impact 2.97. Article
  24. Ishaq, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. 2012. Insight into the bacterial gut microbiome of the North American moose (Alces alces). BMC Microbiology 12:212. Impact 2.73. Article

REVIEWS/BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Velazquez1 S., Griffiths1 W., Dietz L., Horve1 P., Nunez1, S., Hu, J., Shen, J., Fretz, M., Bi, C., Xu, Y., Van Den Wymelenberg, K.G., Hartmann, E.M., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. From one species to another: A review on the interaction of chemistry and microbiology in relation to cleaning in the built environment. Indoor Air 26(6):875-1049. Impact 4.71. Article.
    1. Top 10% most downloaded papers from 2018 – 2019.
  2. Garcia-Mazcorro, J.F., Ishaq, S.L., Rodriguez-Herrera, M.V., Garcia-Hernandez, C.A., Kawas, J.R., Nagaraja, T.G. 2020. Review: Are there indigenous Saccharomyces in the digestive tract of livestock animal species? Implications for health, nutrition and productivity traits. Animal 14(1):22-30.. Impact 2.026. Article.
  3. Horve1, P.F., Lloyd1, S., Mhuireach, G.A., Dietz, L., Fretz, M., MacCrone1, G., Van Den Wymelenberg, K., Ishaq, S.L. 2019. Building Upon Current Knowledge of Indoor Microbiology to Construct the Next Era of Research into Microorganisms, Health, and the Built Environment. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology 30:219–235. Healthy Buildings special issue. Impact 2.927. Article.
  4. Ishaq, S.L. 2017. Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Agriculture and the Use of Farming Systems to Improve Diversity and Productivity. In: Plant probiotic bacteria: solutions to feed the World, AIMS Microbiology 3(2): 335-353. No impact factor. Article.
  5. Ishaq S.L., Wright A-D.G., Moses, P.L. 2016. Ch 2: The pathology of methanogenic archaea in human gastrointestinal disease. In: The Gut Microbiome – Implications for Human Disease. Mozsik, G. (ed.). InTech. Pp. 19-37. Article.
  6. St-Pierre, B., Cersosimo, L.M., Ishaq, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. 2015. Toward the identification of methanogenic archaeal groups as targets of methane mitigation in livestock animals. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:776. Impact 4.165. Article.
  7. Ishaq S.L., Wright A-D.G. 2015. Terrestrial Vertebrate Animal Metagenomics, Wild Ruminants. In: Highlander, SK, Rodriguez-Valera, F, White, BA. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Metagenomics: SpringerReference. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. Article.
  8. Ishaq, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. 2015. Wild Ruminants. In: Rumen Microbiology – Evolution to Revolution. AK Puniya, R Singh, DN Kamra (eds). Springer India. Pp. 37-45. Article.

OTHER

  1. Rosenberg, S., Ishaq, S., May, J., Fahimipour, A.K. 2020. How light exposure changes bacterial communities in household dust. Frontiers for Young Minds. Article.
  2. Ishaq, S.L., Rapp, M., Byerly, R., McClellan, L.S., O’Boyle, M.R., Nykanen, A., Fuller, P.J., Aas, C., Stone, J.M., Killpatrick, S., Uptegrove, M.M., Vischer, A., Wolf, H., Smallman, F., Eymann, H., Narode, S., Stapleton, E., Cioffi, C.C., Tavalire, H.. 2019. Framing the discussion of microorganisms as a facet of social equity in human health. PLoS Biology 17(11): e3000536. Microbiomes Across Systems special issue. Essay. Impact 8.386. Article.
  3. Pellegrini, Suzanne Ishaq, “A Comparative Analysis Of The Moose Rumen Microbiota And The Pursuit Of Improving Fibrolytic Systems.” 2015. University of Vermont Graduate College Dissertations and Theses. Pages 365. Dissertation

PRESENTATIONS AND SEMINARS

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

  1. Ishaq, S.L.”Microbes on the farm”, virtual presentation, Aug 13, 2020. Oxford County 4H. Video.
  2. “A crash course in the gut microbiome”, virtual presentation, Aug 4, 2020. Albright College Science Research Institute summer program 2020, which engages grades 5-12 in research.
  3. “The Microbiome of the Digestive Tract” Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) After Dark event: “It’s Alive! (Mind and Body)”, Portland, OR, Apr 25, 2018. Post. Ishaq OMSI After Dark 20180425
  4. “Geographical differences in the moose microbiome.” 500 Women Scientists Eugene Science Salon, “Gut Stuff: the battle of nature versus nurture in the microbiome”. First National Taphouse, Eugene, OR, Mar 11, 218.
  5. “A crash course in the gut microbiome.” OMSI Science Pub, Whirled Pies, Eugene, OR, Feb 8, 2018. Post. Ishaq OMNISci 20180208
  6. “From host-associated microbiomes to ‘house-associated’ microbiomes.” Institute for Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Oct 21, 2017.
  7. Presented a day of workshops on soil microbial ecology for Expanding Your Horizons for Girls, at Montana State University, Bozeman in April 2017.
  8. “Mapping the Microbial Development of the Dairy Calf Digestive Tract.” Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Feb 16, 2017.
  9. “A comparative analysis of the moose rumen microbiota and the pursuit of improving fibrolytic systems.” The Department of Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Mar 19, 2015. The Department of Animal And Range Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, Aug 25, 2015.
  10. “Metagenomics and identification of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen of moose.” The Department of Arctic Biology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway. Jan 13, 2012.
  11. “Metagenomics and identification of cellulolytic bacteria in the rumen of moose.” The Department of Animal Science, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. Dec 10, 2010, Dec 2, 2011, Nov 9, 2012, Oct 18, 2013.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Yeoman, C., Lachman, M., Ishaq, S., Olivo, S., Swartz, J., Herrygers, M., Berarddinelli, J.  “Development of Climactic Oral and Rectal Microbiomes Corresponds to Peak Immunoglobin Titers in Lambs.”  Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) 2020. (virtual) Dec 5, 2020.
  2. Hotopp2, A., Silverbrand2, S., Ishaq*, S.L.,  MacRae, J.,  Stock, S.P.,  Groden, E. “Can a necromenic nematode serve as a biological Trojan horse for an invasive ant?” Entomological Society of America 2020 (virtual). Nov 15-18, 2020.
  3. Menalled*, F.D., Seipel, T., Ishaq, S.L. “Agroecosystem resilience is modified by management system via plant–soil feedbacks.” Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2020 (virtual). Salt Lake City, UT. Aug 2020.
  4. Ouverson*2, L..,  DuPre, M.E., Ishaq, S.L.,  Bourgault, M., Boss, D., Menalled, F., Seipel, T. “Soil microbial community response to cover crop mixtures, termination methods, and climate in the Northern Great Plains.” Ecological Society of America (ESA) 2020. Salt Lake City, UT (virtual). Aug 2020.
  5. [MEETING CANCELED] Horve*, P.F., Dietz, L., Ishaq, S.L., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. “Characterization of Viable Microbial Communities on Healthcare Associated Window Components.” American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2020, Chicago, IL. Jun 2020. 
  6. [MEETING CANCELED] Horve*, P.F., Dietz, L., Ishaq, S.L., Fretz, M., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. “Characterization of Viable Microbial Communities on Healthcare Associated Window Components.” 2020 Microbiology of the Built Environment (MoBE) Gordon Research Conference, Andover, NH. Jun 2020.
  7. [MEETING CANCELED] Ishaq*, S.L. “Framing the discussion of microorganisms as a facet of social equity in human health”. inVIVO Planetary Health 2020. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Jun 2020. (invited)
  8. Ishaq*, S.L. “Framing the discussion of microorganisms as a facet of social equity in human health”. 3rd annual Institute of Health and the Built Environment Consortium meeting. Portland, OR. May 2020. (invited)
  9. Zeng*, H., Safratowich, B.D., Liu, Z., Bukowski, M.R., Ishaq, S.L. “Supplementation of calcium and vitamin D reduces colonic inflammation and beta-catenin signaling in C57BL/6 mice fed a western diet.” American Society for Nutrition 2020. Seattle, WA. May 2020.
  10. Ishaq, S.L. “Moose rumen microbes and their relevance to agriculture and health.” American Fisheries Society + The Wildlife Society (AFS+TWS) meeting. Reno, Nevada, US. October 2, 2019.slides with presentation notes: tws_2019_sue_ishaq_moose
  11. Ishaq, S.L. “Raising feedlot cattle with good microbes in mind” (“Cria y engorda de ganado con buenos microbios en mente”).  XXII UANL-Engorda de Bovinos en Corral Symposium.  Monterrey, Nuovo Leon, Mexico. October 1, 2019.  Video, and slides with presentation notes: uanl_2019_ishaq_feedlot_cattle
  12. Ishaq*, S.L., Vandegrift, R, Kline, J., Fahimipour, A., Stenson, J., Cil, G., Crowley, R., Wilson, H., Northcutt, D., Hartmann, E., Johnson-Shelton, D., Brown, G.Z., Green, J., Van Den Wymelenberg, K. Poster: “The microbial ecotone of the built environment and the interplay of microbial sources of indoor air bacteria in single-family homes in Oregon.” 17th meeting of the International Society for Microbial Ecology. Leipzig, Germany. Aug 2018.
  13. Ishaq*, S.L., R. Vandegrift, J. Kline, A. Fahimipour, J. Stenson, R. Crowley, H. Wilson, D. Northcutt, E. Hartmann, D. Johnson-Shelton, G.Z. Brown, J. Green, K. Van Den Wymelenberg. “Microscopic roommates: The biological sources of indoor air bacteria of single-family homes in Portland, Oregon.” 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Philadelphia, PA. Jul 2018. (accepted talk)
  14. Vandegrift*, R., S.L. Ishaq, J. Kline, A. Fahimipour, J. Stenson, R. Crowley, H. Wilson, D. Northcutt, E. Hartmann, D. Johnson-Shelton, G.Z. Brown, J. Green, K. Van Den Wymelenberg. “Shut the front door: seasonal patterns in window operation drive fungal and bacterial community dissimilarity between indoor and outdoor air.” 15th Conference of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Philadelphia, PA. Jul 2018. (accepted talk)
  15. Vandegrift*, R., S.L. Ishaq, J. Kline, A. Fahimipour, J. Stenson, R. Crowley, H. Wilson, D. Northcutt, E. Hartmann, D. Johnson-Shelton, G.Z. Brown, J. Green, K. Van Den Wymelenberg. Poster: “Shut the front door: seasonal patterns in window operation drive fungal and bacterial community dissimilarity between indoor and outdoor air.” 11th International Mycological Congress. San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jul 2018.
  16. Ishaq, S.L., R. Vandegrift, J. Kline, A. Fahimipour, J. Stenson, G. Cil, R. Crowley, H. Wilson, D. Northcutt, E. Hartmann, D. Johnson-Shelton, G.Z. Brown, J. Green, K. Van Den Wymelenberg. “The Role of Plants Indoors.” 2nd annual Institute of Health and the Built Environment Consortium meeting. Portland, OR. May 2018. (invited talk)
  17. Ishaq*, S.L., Seipel, T., Thornton, A.M., Olivo, S., Yeoman, C.J., Menalled, F. D. Poster: Soil bacterial diversity in response to stress from farming system, climate change, weed diversity, and wheat streak virus. Ecological Society of America (ESA), Portland, OR, Aug 2017.
  18. Ishaq, S.L.*, O. AlZahal, N. Walker, B. McBride. Modulation of sub-acute ruminal acidosis by active-dry yeast supplementation and its effect on rumen fungal and protozoal populations in liquid, solid, and epimural fractions. Congress on Gastrointestinal Function, Chicago, IL, Apr 2017. (accepted talk).
  19. Perea, K., K. Perz, S. Olivo, A. Williams, M. Lachman, S. Ishaq*, J. Thomson, and C. Yeoman. Poster: Feed efficiency phenotypes in lambs involve changes in ruminal, colonic, and small intestine-located microbiota. Congress on Gastrointestinal Function, Chicago, IL, Apr 2017.
  20. Ishaq*, S.L., Bichi, E., Olivo, S.K., Lowe, J., Yeoman, C.J., Aldridge, B.M. Influence of colostrum on the microbiological diversity of the developing bovine intestinal tract. Joint Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jul 2016. (accepted talk)
  21. Ishaq*, S.L., Yeoman, C.J., Whitney, T.R. Ground redberry juniper and urea in DDGS-based supplements do not adversely affect ewe lamb rumen microbial communities. Joint Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jul 2016. (accepted talk). Travis Whitney’s companion presentation can be found here.
  22. Ishaq*, S.L., Johnson, S.P., Miller, Z.J., Lehnhoff, E.A., Olivo, S.K., Yeoman, C.J., Menalled, F.D. Poster: Farming Systems Modify The Impact Of Inoculum On Soil Microbial Diversity. American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Boston, MA, Jun 2016.
  23. Lachman*, M.M., Ishaq, S.L., Swartz, J., Olivo, S.K., Herrygers, M.R., Berardinelli, J.G., Voyich, J.M., Yeoman, C.J. The Intertwined Successional Development of Lamb Gut Microbiota and Immune System. Montana Academy of Sciences annual meeting, Butte, MT, Apr 2016.
  24. Zeng*, H., Ishaq, S., Zhao, F.Q., Wright, A.D. Colonic inflammation and enhanced-beta-catenin signaling accompany an increase of the Lachnospiraceae/Streptococcaceae in the hind gut of high-fat diet-fed mice. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference, Apr, 2016.
  25. Doyle*, J., Eggers*, M.J., Geddes, J.B., Klassen, J., Ishaq, S.L., Bends, A.L., Eggers, J.A., Not Afraid, A., Old Elk, J., Three Irons, E., Ewing*, S.A. Investigating sources of water to Chief Plenty Coups Spring: Water chemistry and microbial communities suggest seasonably variable contamination American Water Resources Association conference, Missoula, MT, Oct 2015.
  26. Moses, P.L., Ishaq, S.L., Gupta, K., Maurer, S.M., Wright*, A-D.G. Biodiversity of human gut methanogens varies with concentration of exhaled breath methane. ACG 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, HI, Oct 2015.
  27. Duff*, G.C., Ishaq, S.L., Lachman, M., Yeoman, C.J. Morphological, microbiological, and biochemical development of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract. Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jul 2015.
  28. AlZahal*, O., Ishaq, S.L., St-Pierre, B., Wright, A-D.G., McBride, B.W. Poster: Investigating the impact of dietary changes on rumen microbial community during the transition period in Holstein dairy cows using high-throughput sequencing. J Dairy Sci. 98 (Suppl. 2):735. Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jul 2015.
  29. Ishaq*, S.L., Kim, C.J., Wright, A-D.G. Poster: The effects of administering a fibrolytic probiotic made from moose rumen bacteria to neonatal lambs. Joint Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, Jul 2015.
  30. AlZahal*, O., Ishaq, L., Wright, A-D.G., McBride, B.W. Poster: Investigating the impact of dietary changes on rumen microbial community during the transition period in Holstein dairy cows. Symposium on Gut Health in production of Food Animals. St. Louis, MO, Nov 2014.
  31. Ishaq*, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. Poster: Fibrolytic bacteria isolated from the rumen of North American moose (Alces alces).” Joint Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, Jul 2014. Invited to present poster at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Presidents’ Pick Poster Session during the ASAS Awards Ceremony.
  32. Ishaq*, S.L., Reis, D., Lachance, H.M., Wright, A-D.G. Poster: Streptococcus gallolyticus isolates from the rumen of moose (Alces alces) in Vermont. American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Boston, MA, May 2014.
  33. Ishaq*, S.L., Wright, A-D.G. Poster: Investigating the microbiome of the rumen of the moose (Alces alces). FEMS, Leipzig, Germany, Jul 2013

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