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Associate Professor of BIology

Location:
Massillon, Ohio, United States
Salary:
$61,000 - $65,000
Posted:
April 17, 2018

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BIOGRAPHICAL

Name: Lisa Ann Beltz Citizenship: United States

Address: *** ********** ******, **, *********, Ohio 44646 e-mail: ac4531@r.postjobfree.com

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate:

Malone College, Canton, Ohio. Bachelor of Arts. Biology

Graduate:

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. Doctor of Philosophy.

Advisor - Dr. Felipe Kierszenbaum, Microbiology and Public Health

Post Graduate:

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Post-doctoral Fellow, Bone Marrow Transplantation

Unit

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. Post-doctoral Trainee, Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit

APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences, Malone University, Canton, Ohio

Adjunct for Malone University

Assistant Professor of Biology, Kent State University at Tuscarawas

Adjunct for Kent State University (Tuscarawas Campus)

Adjunct for Kent State University (Stark Campus), Wayne College, and Stark State Technical College

Self-employed – Writing textbook for Jossey-Bass (imprint of Wiley);

Attempting to Set Up a Small Biomedical Research Testing Company

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa,

Cedar Falls, IA

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Northern Iowa

Research Associate, Division of Infectious Disease and Microbiology, Graduate School of Public Health,

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Instructor in Medicine, Division of Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplantation, University of Pittsburgh,

Pittsburgh, PA

SKILLS AND LABORATORY EXPERIENCE

Flow cytometry

Protocol preparation

Cell preparation and staining

Operation of flow cytometer

Determination of cell surface markers in bone marrow transplant and HIV+ persons

Cell cycle determination using propidium iodide staining

Cell division using Carboxyfluorescein Diacetate Succinimidyl Ester (CFSE)

Data analysis and interpretation

Training technicians

Supervision of the Beltz laboratory:

Supervising and training graduate and undergraduate research assistants

Writing research protocols

Performing cell-based immunological assays

Ordering supplies

Writing grant proposals

Budget management

Enyzyme-linked immunosorbent assays

Cell growth/viability assays:

Tritiated-thymine uptake assays

MTT assays

Trypan blue assays

Work with immune cells/cell lines:

Isolation of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy and HIV+ persons

Sterile technique and cell culture

Experience with T and B lymphocyte, monocytic, and natural killer cell and erythroleukemia cell lines

Production of an Epstein-Barr virus-immortalized B lymphocyte cell line

Isolation and long-term culture of macaque and human bone marrow stem cells by counterflow centrifugal elutriation

Basic microbiology laboratory skills, including work with Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma brucei, HTLV-I, HIV, vaccinia virus-infected cells, and a variety of bacteria

Grant writing

SKILLS AND LABORATORY EXPERIENCE, continued

Preparation and publication of peer-viewed journal articles

Oral and poster presentation at state, national, and international meetings

Radio, television, and newspaper interviews about infectious diseases

Teaching university-level biology classes for 21 years

Teaching Upward-Bound Biology classes for under-priviledged high school students for 3 years

Writing and publishing two sole author infectious disease books

Committee and service work-related activites

Interdisciplinary and interinstutional collaborations

Experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

PUBLICATIONS

(Bold denotes Dr. Beltz’s undergraduate student; Bold* denotes Dr. Beltz’s graduate student)

Operated a flow cytometer Prepared samples for flow cytometric analysis

Publications in Journals

1. Almundarij TI, Smyers ME, Spriggs A, Heemstra LA, Beltz L, Dyne E, Ridenour C, Novak CM. 2016. Physical Activity, Energy Expenditure, and Defense of Body Weight in Melanocortin 4 Receptor-Deficient Male Rats. Scientific Reports. 6:37-45.

2. Crume AL, Beltz LA, and Porr DA. 2012. A case study of a multidisciplinary service-learning project in an Appalachian regional college campus on a health-related community awareness campaign. PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement. 1:33-45.

3. Bayer D, Jansen J, and Beltz LA. 2012. Differential effects of tea extracts on growth and cytokine production by normal and leukemic leukocytes. Functional Foods in Health and Disease. 2:72-85.

4. Lee J, Hsueh Y-H, and Beltz L. 2012. Spatio-Temporal patterns of dengue fever cases in Kaoshiung City, Taiwan, 2003-2008. Applied Geography. 34:587-594.

5. Zeman CL, Beltz L, Orr J, Theran P, Maddux J, Depken D, and Linda M. 2011. New questions and insights into nitrate/nitrite and human health effects: A retrospective cohort study of private well users’ immunological and wellness status. J. Environ. Hlth. 74:8-18.

6. Manske MK, Beltz L, and Dhanwada KR. 2004. Low-level atrazine exposure decreases cell proliferation in human fibroblasts. Arch. Environ. Contam. and Toxicol. 46:438-444.

7. Ustyugova I*, Zeman C, Dhanwada K, and Beltz LA. 2002. Nitrates/nitrites alter lymphocyte proliferation and cytokine production. Arch. Environ. Contam. and Toxicol. 43:270-276.

8. Beltz LA, Neira DR*, Axtell CA, Iverson S, Deaton W, Waldschmidt TJ, Bumpus JA, and Johnston CG. 2001. Immunotoxicity of explosives-contaminated soil before and after bioremediation. Arch. Environ. Contam. and Toxicol. 40:311-317.

9. Beltz L, Moran R, Elsawy O, Sadler J, and Jurgenson J. 1999. The effects of telomerase inhibitors on lymphocyte function. Anticancer Res. 19:3205-3212.

10. Rinaldo C, Huang X-L, Fan Z, Ding M, Beltz L, Logar A, Panicali D, Mazzara G, Liebmann J, Cottrill M, and Gupta P. 1995. High levels of anti-human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) memory cytotoxic T lymphocyte activity and low viral load are associated with lack of disease in HIV-1-infected long-term nonprogressors. J. Virol. 69:5838-5842.

11. Donnenberg AD, Margolick JB, Beltz LA, Donnenberg VS, Rinaldo CR. 1995. Apoptosis parallels lymphopoiesis in bone marrow transplantation and HIV disease. Res. Immunol. 146:11-21.

12. Rinaldo CR, Jr, Beltz LA, Huang X-L, Gupta P, Fan Z, and Torpey DJ, III. 1995. Anti-HIV-1 cytotoxic T lymphocyte effector activity and disease progression in the first eight years of HIV-1 infection of homosexual men. AIDS Res. Hum. Retroviruses. 11:481-489.

13. Beltz LA, Narayan O. Adams RJ, Noga SJ, and Donnenberg AD. 1991. Recovery of the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and depression of colony formation in in vitro infected progenitor cell enriched rhesus bone marrow. J. Med. Primatol. 20:144-151.

14. Kierszenbaum F, Muthukkumar S, Beltz LA, and Sztein MB. 1991. Suppression by Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense of the capacity of human T lymphocytes to express interleukin-2 receptors and proliferate after mitogenic stimulation. Infection and Immunity. 59:3518-3522.

15. Kierszenbaum F, Cuna WR, Beltz LA, and Sztein MB. 1990. Trypanosomal immunosuppressive factor (TIF): a secretion product(s) of Trypanosoma cruzi which inhibits proliferation and IL-2 receptor expression by activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. J. Immunol. 144:4000-4004.

16. Beltz LA, Kierszenbaum F, and Sztein MB. 1989. Selective suppressive effects of Trypanosoma cruzi on activated human lymphocytes. Infection and Immunity. 57:2301-2305.

17. Beltz LA, Kierszenbaum F, and Sztein MB. 1989. Trypanosoma cruzi-induced suppression of human peripheral blood lymphocytes activated via the alternative (CD2) pathway. Infection and Immunity. 58:1114-1116.

18. Kierszenbaum F, Cuna WR, Beltz LA, and Sztein MB. 1989. Trypanosoma cruzi reduces the number of high-affinity IL-2 receptors on activated human lymphocytes by suppressing the expression of the p55 and p70 components. J. Immunol. 143:275-279.

19. Beltz LA, Sonnenfeld G, and Kierszenbaum F. 1989. Inhibition by Trypanosoma cruzi of interferon-gamma production by mitogen-stimulated mouse spleen cells. International J. Parasitol. 19:555-559.

20. Beltz LA, Sztein MB, and Kierszenbaum F. 1988. Novel mechanism for Trypanosoma cruzi-induced suppression of human lymphocytes: inhibition of interleukin 2 receptor expression. J. Immunol. 141:289-294.

21. Lima MF, Beltz LA, and Kierszenbaum F. 1988. Trypanosoma cruzi: a specific surface marker for the amastigote form. J. Protozool. 35:108-110.

22. Beltz LA, and Kierszenbaum F. 1987. Suppression of human lymphocyte responses by Trypanosoma cruzi. Immunology. 60:309-315.

Published Books

Beltz LA. April 20, 2011. Foundations of Emerging Infectious Diseases: A Guide to Diseases, Causative Agents, and Surveillance. (Textbook). Jossey Bass and APHA Press, San Francisco, CA.

Chapter 1: Infectious Diseases Past and Present

Chapter 2: Of Microbes and Men

Chapter 3: Lyme Disease

Chapter 4: Human Ehrlichiosis

Chapter 5: Bartonella Infections

Chapter 6: Group A Streptococci

Chapter 7: Escherichia coli O157:H7

Chapter 8: Helicobacter pylori, Ulcers, and Cancer

Chapter 9: Legionnaires’ Disease and Pontiac Fever

Chapter 10: Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Multidrug Resistance

Chapter 11: Emerging Bacterial Drug Resistance

Chapter 12: Marburg and Ebola Hemorrhagic Fevers

Chapter 13: American Hemorrhagic Fevers

Chapter 14: Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever

Chapter 15: Dengue Fever and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Chapter 16: HIV and AIDS

Chapter 17: Human Herpesvirus 8 and Kaposi’s Sarcoma

Chapter 18: Hepatitis C

Chapter 19: Epidemic and Pandemic Influenza

Chapter 20: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Chapter 21: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Chapter 22: West Nile Disease in the United States

Chapter 23: Monkeypox

Chapter 24: Malaria: Reemergence Recent Successes

Chapter 25: Babesiosis

Chapter 26: Cryptosporidiosis

Chapter 27: Chagas’ Disease and Its Emergence in the United States

Chapter 28: Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies

Chapter 29: The Emerging Importance of Infectious Diseases in the Immunosuppressed

Chapter 30: The Emerging Threat of Bioweapons

Beltz LA. 2018. Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies, and Beyond. Wiley Press

Chapter 1: Bat Immunology

Chapter 2: Rabies Virus and Other Bat Rhabdoviruses

Chapter 3: Henipaviruses and Other Paramyxoviruses of Bats

Chapter 4: Filoviruses and Bats

Chapter 5: Coronaviruses and Bats

Chapter 6: Other RNA Viruses and Bats

Chapter 7: Baltimore Class I and II DNA Viruses and Bats

Chapter 8: Reverse-Transcribing Bat Viruses and Large-Scale Bat Virome Studies

Chapter 9: Arthropod-borne Bacteria and Bats

Chapter 10: Other Bacteria and Bats

Chapter 11: Apicomplexans and Bats

Chapter 12: Kinetoplastids and Bats

Chapter 13: White-Nose Syndrome and Bats

Chapter 14: Histoplasma capsulatum and Other Fungi and Bats

Chapter 15: Zoonotic Transmission of Disease by Bats and Other Animals

SELECTED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

RELATED TO FLOW CYTOMETRY

(53 total presentations)

Operated a flow cytometer Prepared samples for flow cytometric analysis

1. Beltz L, Neira D*, Axtell C, Iverson S, Deaton W, Waldschmidt T, Bumpus J, and Johnston C. Immunotoxicity of explosives-contaminated soil before and after bioremediation. Biochemical, Biophysical, Molecular Biology Conference. November 2000.

2. Beltz L, Neira D*, Iverson S, Deaton W, Axtell C, Waldschmidt T, Bumpus J, and Johnston C. Altered lymphocyte function by the explosives TNT, RDX, and HMX before and after remediation. Iowa Academy of Science. April 2000.

3. Donnenberg AD, Margolick JB, Beltz LA, Lyter DW, Cierpolowski JA. Dynamics of T cell replacement in HIV infection: Does apoptosis indicate lymphopoiesis? American Society of Hematology. December 1993.

4. Donnenberg AD, Margolick JB, Beltz LA, Svobodova VX, Rinaldo CR. Apoptosis and lymphopoiesis: positive correlation with progression in HIV disease, inverse in reconstitution of bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients. Paris Conference on Apoptosis in AIDS and Cancer, December 1993.

5. Beltz LA, Cierpilowski JA and Donnenberg AD. Apoptosis of peripheral T cells early after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). International Society for Experimental Hematology, August 1993.

6. Kierszenbaum F, Muthukkumar S, Beltz LA, and Sztein MB. Mechanisms of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense-induced immunosuppression: Inhibition of human T cell proliferation and IL-2R expression. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. May 1991.

7. Kierszenbaum F, Beltz LA, and Sztein MB. Trypanosoma cruzi suppresses human lymphocytes activated via the antigen-independent (CD2) pathway. International Congress of Parasitology. August 1990.

8. Kierszenbaum F, Sztein MB, Beltz LA, and Cuna WR. A secretion product of Trypanosoma cruzi inhibits proliferation and IL-2 receptor expression by activated human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. May 1990.

9. Sztein MB, Kierszenbaum F, and Beltz LA. Selective suppressive effects of Trypanosoma cruzi on activated human lymphocytes. International Congress of Immunology. July 1989.



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