Matthew J. Hoostal
Findlay, OH 45840
*/**** – Present PhD Candidate, Biological Sciences Bowling Green State University
Dissertation title: Adaptation of microbial communities to local nutrients and xenobiotics within the Lake Erie basin
Hoostal is scheduled to defend his dissertation in October 2012.
8/1998- 5/2001 Master of Science, Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Thesis title: Molecular assessment of the potential for in situ bioremediation of PCBs from aquatic sediments
8/1993 – 8/1998 Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Department of Biological Sciences
Undergraduate research topic: Effects on spatial cognition from environmental inhibition of the nucleus basalis of Meynert in Spraque-Dawley rats,
Department of Biology, University of Findlay
August 2008-May 2012
Biol 152L: Introduction to cellular and molecular biology laboratory
Biol 338: Introduction to Research
Biol 412: Microbiology
Biol 412L: Microbiology laboratory
NSC 323: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Fall 2004- 2009
Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University
Biol 101 The diversity of life laboratory
2008- NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant,
Title: Diversity of xenobiotic genes may suggest local adaptation and bioremediation potential of microbial communities
2008- Katzner and University Bookstore Funds for Graduate Student Research and Professional Development, Bowling Green State University internal funds
2007- Linda and Larry Oman Scholarship, Bowling Green State University internal funds
2004 – Best Student Poster Presentation, Summer Meeting of the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography
Title: Interactivity of dissolved organic matter (DOM) and Lake Erie microbial communities in Lake Erie sediments
2003- Honorable Mention, Oral, 24th Annual Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
Title: Eavesdropping on Bacteria: The Role of Cell-Cell Signaling in Microbial Ecology
Hoostal, M. J., Bouzat, J. L. submitted. Spatial patterns in bacterial community composition throughout Lake Erie sediments. J. Great Lakes Res.
Hoostal, M.J., Bouzat, J.L. submitted. Evolutionary analysis of two-component regulatory systems associated with heavy-metal tolerance in bacteria. J. Molec. Evol.
Hoostal, M. J., Bouzat, J. L. submitted. Spatial patterns of microbial community composition and bphA gene diversity within a freshwater system of the Lake Erie watershed. FEMS Microbiol Ecol.
Combs, J.R., Hoostal, M.J. in preparation. Evaluation of Factors Affecting Synonymous Codon Usage Bias in Lassa Fever Virus and Related Old World Arenaviruses.
Sizemore, J.L., Khupse, R., Hoostal, M.J. in preparation. Synthesis, characterization, and testing of a novel glucosamine derivative that inhibits Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria.
Hoostal, M. J., Bouzat, J. L. 2008. Ecological adaptation of microbial communities to heavy metal stress in polluted sediments of Lake Erie. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 65(1): 156-68.
Hoostal, M. J., Bouzat, J. L. 2008. The modulating role of dissolved organic matter on spatial patterns of microbial metabolism in Lake Erie sediments. Microb. Ecol. 55: 358-68.
Findlay, S. E. G., Sinsabaugh, R.L., Sobczak, W. V., Hoostal, M. 2003. Metabolic and structural responses of hyporheic microbial communities to variations in supply of dissolved organic matter. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48: 1608-1617.
Hoostal, M. J., Bullerjahn, G. S., McKay, R. M. L. 2002. Molecular assessment of the potential for in situ bioremediation of PCBs from aquatic sediments. Hydrobiol. 469 (1): 59-65.