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Analysis of the biosynthesis and function of a serotype B glycoform of Moraxella catarrhalis lipooligosaccharides
Moraxella catarrhalis is an important human pathogen and a major cause of otitis media in children and respiratory infection in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Few virulence factors have been ...
The development of mass spectrometric techniques in the analysis of biomarkers and compounds of pharmaceutical and environmental interest
Mass spectrometry has become an invaluable tool to a wide range of biological, chemical, and physical research endeavors. It is routinely used in both the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, as well as the ...
Photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy
As the African American community witness thousands dying per year from cancer, many advances are being made in the arena of cancer treatment. Although the current methods of cancer treatment are considered viable, the ...
Investigating the occurrence and fate of human and veterinary antibiotics in environmental water systems
The occurrence of antibiotics in surface water, groundwater, and wastewater was investigated using solid phase extraction (SPE) and liquid chromatography with ion-trap mass spectrometry (IT-LC/MS/MS) method developed for ...
Imaging characteristics of iodine-124 on animal PET
We studied the imaging characteristics of Iodine-124 (I-124) on an animal scanner, a microPET Focus 120. The motivation was to develop I-124 applications that take advantage of the long half-life (4.2 days) of I-124 and ...