6 Larch Road
So. Burlington, VT 05403
Ph.D. Microbiology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, 1973
M.S. General Science, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1965
B.S. Education and the Humanities, St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, New York, 1958
1986 - present Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The University of Vermont (UVM), Burlington, Vermont
1985-1986 Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology UVM
1985-1995 Founder and Vice-President of Genetics Resources
1979-1985 Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology UVM
1974-1979 Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology UVM
1972-1974 Instructor, Biology, Trinity College, Burlington, Vermont
1972-1974 Instructor, Department of Medical Microbiology UVM
1968-1972 Teaching Assistant, Biology, Medical Microbiology, UVM
1960-1968 Biology, Religion, Geometry, Earth Science and Chemistry Teacher, New York City High Schools.
1955-1960 Elementary School Teacher, New York City.
Honors and Awards:
Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology, 2003
International Research in Oral Biology Award from International Assn. Dental Research, 2001
American Heart Association Study Section, 2000-2002
Vogelmann Award for Outstanding Research, University of Vermont, 2000
Kidder Award, The Outstanding Faculty Member at The University of Vermont, 1999
Chair, Ethics Committee, International Association of Dental Research - 1996
Elected to Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering - 1996, President 1999-2001.
President, Microbiology Division of the International Assn. of Dental Research, 1994-1996
Merit Award for Sustained Excellence in Research, National Institute of Health, 1994-2004
Blue Ribbon Panel on Envisioning the Future of the NIDR Intramural Research Program, 1993.
National Advisory Council, NIH, NIDR, 1991-1994
American Society of Microbiology Foundation Lecturer, 1990-1991, 1998-2000
University Scholar, 1989-1990, "for outstanding and sustained research and scholarly
contributions", NIH Oral Biology and Medicine Study Section, 1986-1990, 1995-1999
Medical School Basic Science Teacher of the Year, 1985
National Science Teacher's Association Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, 1968.
Elected to Sigma Xi - Research Honor Society, 1976
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical Honor Society, 1988
Selected as one of 20 outstanding faculty at UVM (Mind Power Program) to represent research at the University Vermont to the public
Selected by National Science Foundation to be one of 30 outstanding women scientists to speak to high school students to encourage women to enter science
Selected as outside thesis examiner by the University of Alberta, University of Texas Health Science Center, and the University of British Columbia
Recipient of one of 20 national fellowships to participate in American Medical Women's Association First Leadership Conference
Who's Who in American Women
National Defense Education Association Fellowship
National Science Foundation Fellowship
B.S. Cum Laude
American Society for Microbiology; Sigma Xi; American Association of Medical Colleges; International Association for Dental Research; American Women in Science; Graduate Women in Science; Vermont Bo tanical Club; Women of UVM.
Grants and Contracts:
Life Savers Corporation: Adherence factors of oral streptococci, 1981-1985
GBRS: Adherence factors of S. sanguis FW213, 1981-1984
NIH: Fimbriae of S. sanguis and their role in adhesion, 1981-1984
NIH: Cloning of the fimbriae genes of S. sanguis, 1984-1987
Manchester and O'Neil: Microbiological Studies of Intrauterine Devices (IUD), 1982-1987
Stone and Associates: Microbiological Studies of Intrauterine Devices, 1985-1987
Robbins, Zelle, Larson and Kaplan: Microbial Attachment to IUD's, 1985-1989
National Science Foundation: Microbial Attachment to Cellulose Fibers, 1986-1989
NIH: Fimbriae of S. sanguis: A genetic approach, 1987-1992
Robbins, Zelle, Kaplan, and Larsen, Adhesion of microorganisms to intrauterine devices, 1986-1989
Proctor and Gamble, Inc. Purification of S. sanguis adhesive protein from E. coli., 1988-1989,
Renewed 1989-1990 and 1990-1991
NIH: Molecular Studies: Invasion and Adhesion of Periopathogens, 1992-1997
NIH: Genetic Analysis: Adhesion of S. sanguis to the salivary pellicle, 1994-1999 (merit award; can be extended until 2004)
Hatch Grant: Entomopathogenic Fungi: Their microbiology, fate in soil, and effect on non-targets, 1993-1996
NIH: Molecular Studies: Adhesion and Invasion of Periopathogens, 1997-2003
NIH: Genetic Analysis: Adhesion of S. sanguis to the salivary pellicle, 1999-2004
NIH: Molecular Studies: Adhesion and Invasion of Periopathogens, 2003-2008
NIH: Genetic Analysis: Adhesion of S. sanguis to the salivary pellicle, 2004-2009
Service to professional societies:
New England Medical School Women Administrators Assoc. Vice President and President
Women's Liaison Officer to Assoc. of Med. Colleges
Planning Committee for Annual Meeting of Association of Medical Colleges
Co-organizer First International Congress on Pili
Science Curriculum Consultant for New York City
New York City Science Council
Workshop Chairperson for Second Annual Women, Women, Women Conference.
NIDR Council Report to the National House of Representatives
Process For Treating Oral Cavity - Serial Number 714,948, issued 1987.
Early events in bacterial pathogenicity: adhesion to host tissue and invasion of cells.
Author or co-author on 160 peer reviewed publications in: Blood, Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Human Pathology, J Biol Chem, Am J of Clinical Chemistry, Am J of Clin Pathology, Annals of Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and others. Authored 31 book chapters.
Author, co-author, or editor for 3 books, 87 peer reviewed papers, 80 conference publications and over 100 keynote addresses, special lectures, or courses.
Microbiology, infectious diseases, molecular biology