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  • 3642 Castaway Ct, Atlanta, GA 30341 (770) 934-6331
  • Ft Lauderdale, FL

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Company: Georgia state university Feb 2012 to Sep 2013 Address: Department of Biology Position: Instructor

Education

Degree: B.S School / High School: City College of New York Specialities: Biology, Chemistry

Interests

Visit the website for "Fundamental Medical Mycology"

Industries

Biotechnology

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Independent Biotechnology Professional

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Position:
Instructor at Georgia State University, Guest Researcher at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Location:
Greater Atlanta Area
Industry:
Biotechnology
Work:
Georgia State University - Department of Biology since Feb 2012
Instructor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta, GA since Jan 2009
Guest Researcher

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention May 1974 - Jan 2009
Research Microbiologist

University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medicine Jan 2000 - Jan 2006
Visiting Lecturer

Medical Mycology, Morehouse College of Medicine Jan 1980 - Jan 2005
Lecturer
Education:
City College of New York
B.S, Biology, Chemistry
Rutgers University, Institute for Microbiology
Ph.D, Microbial Biochemistry
Interests:
Visit the website for "Fundamental Medical Mycology"

Publications

Us Patents

Apparatus And Methods For Variable Delay Channel Tracking

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US Patent:
6370189, Apr 9, 2002
Filed:
May 27, 1998
Appl. No.:
09/085435
Inventors:
Christine J. Morrison - Decatur GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Liliana Aidorevich - Maracay Edo Aragua,
Jong Soo Choi - Taegu,
Assignee:
Ericsson Inc. - Research Triangle Park NC
International Classification:
H04B 346
US Classification:
375224, 375341, 714794
Abstract:
The present invention provides apparatus and methods in which variable delay is provided for channel tracking. In particular, a demodulator having both a hard output (or symbol estimate) and a soft output (or indication of the quality of the symbol estimate) is coupled to a channel tracker. The channel tracker provides a channel estimate used by the demodulator, in part, to correct for fading. The channel tracker updates the channel estimate based on the symbol estimates from the demodulator and the received signal. However, when the soft output indicates a low confidence in the symbol estimate, the symbol estimate is not used to update the channel estimate. This is accomplished by providing a variable delay to the channel estimate calculation performed by the channel tracker depending on the number of consecutive suspect symbol estimates. For example, a single suspect estimate generates a delay of one causing the most recent estimate to not be used, two consecutive suspect estimate generates a delay of two causing the two most recent estimates to not be used and so on. Accordingly, the channel tracker of the present invention utilizes only the most reliable data available locally to generate a channel estimate for use by the demodulator.

Nucleic Acids For Detecting Aspergillus Species And Other Filamentous Fungi

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US Patent:
6372430, Apr 16, 2002
Filed:
Jun 27, 2000
Appl. No.:
09/423233
Inventors:
Christine J. Morrison - Decatur GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Liliana Aidorevich - Maracay Edo Aragun,
Jong Soo Choi - Taegu,
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services - Washington DC
International Classification:
C12Q 168
US Classification:
435 6, 435 911, 536 231, 536 2432, 536 243, 536 237
Abstract:
Nucleic acids for detecting Aspergillus species and other filamentous fungi are provided. Unique internal transcribed space 2 coding regions permit the development of nucleic acid probes specific for five different species of Aspergillus, three species of Fusarium, four species of Mucor, two species of Penecillium, five species of Rhizopus, one species of Rhizomucor, as well as probes for , and. Methods are disclosed for the species-specific detection and diagnosis of infection by Aspergillus, Fusarium, Mucor, Penecillium, Rhizomucor, , Cunninghaemella, Pseudallescheria or Sporthrix in a subject. Furthermore, genus-specific probes are also provided for Aspergillus, Fusarium and Mucor, in addition to an all-fungus nucleic acid probe.

Nucleic Acids Of The M Antigen Gene Of , Antigens, Vaccines And Antibodies, Methods And Kits For Detecting Histoplasmas

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US Patent:
7018827, Mar 28, 2006
Filed:
Apr 27, 1999
Appl. No.:
09/674195
Inventors:
Rosely M. Zancope-Oliveira - Rio de Janeiro,
Timothy J. Lott - Atlanta GA,
Leonard W. Mayer - Decatur GA,
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA,
George S. Deepe - Terrace Park OH,
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services - Washington DC
University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati OH
International Classification:
C12N 1/20
C12N 15/00
C07H 21/02
C07H 21/04
US Classification:
4352523, 4353201, 536 231, 536 2374
Abstract:
The present invention provides the nucleotide sequence of the M antigen gene of , which is set forth in the Sequence Listing as SEQ ID NO:1, a nucleic acid having the nucleotide sequence complementary thereto, and nucleic acids having a nucleotide sequence which is substantially the same as the foregoing nucleotide sequences. The present invention also provides vectors and host expressions systems containing the foregoing nucleic acids, and isolated or recombinantly-produced antigens encoded by the foregoing nucleic acids. The present invention further provides antibodies generated against the foregoing antigens, and methods and kits for detecting a previous or current infection in a subject, and for diagnosing histoplasmosis.

Nucleic Acids For Detecting Fusarium Species

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US Patent:
7052836, May 30, 2006
Filed:
Jan 14, 2002
Appl. No.:
10/046955
Inventors:
Christine J. Morrison - Decatur GA,
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA,
Jong Soo Choi - Taegu,
Liliana Aidorevich - Maracay Edo Aragua,
Assignee:
The Government of the United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services - Washington DC
International Classification:
C07H 21/04
C12Q 1/68
US Classification:
435 6, 435 911, 435 912, 536 231, 536 2432
Abstract:
Nucleic acids for detecting species and other filamentous fungi are provided. Unique internal transcribed space 2 coding regions permit the development of nucleic acid probes specific for five different species of , three species of , four species of , two species of , five species of , one species of , as well as probes for , and. Methods are disclosed for the species-specific detection and diagnosis of infection by or in a subject. Furthermore, genus-specific probes are also provided for and , in addition to an all-fungus nucleic acid probe.

Nucleic Acid Sequences And Methods For Detecting Candida Tropicalis In Blood

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US Patent:
5645992, Jul 8, 1997
Filed:
Apr 26, 1995
Appl. No.:
8/429522
Inventors:
Timothy J. Lott - Atlanta GA
Christine J. Morrison - Atlanta GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Brent Lasker - Atlanta GA
Sandra Zakroff - Clarkston GA
Assignee:
The United States of America As Represented By The Secretary of Health
and Human Services - Washington DC
International Classification:
C12Q 168
C07H 2102
C07H 2104
US Classification:
435 6
Abstract:
Provided is an isolated double-stranded nucleic acid consisting essentially of the nucleotide sequences defined in the Sequence Listing by SEQ ID Nos: 5-9. These are the ITS2 sequences for C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata and C. krusei. A method of diagnosing systemic candidiasis in a subject is also provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) collecting blood from the subject into tubes containing detergent, polypropylene glycol, sodium poyantholesulfonate, and sodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid; (b) lysing Candida cells using ZYMOLYASE. RTM. -100T with agitation; (c) extracting and precipitating the DNA from the lysed cells; (d) amplifying the precipitated DNA using universal fungal primer pairs derived from the internal transcribed spacer regions of the Candida ribosomal DNA; and (e) detecting amplified DNA from Candida by hybridizing the amplified DNA with a probe that selectively hybridizes with Candida DNA, the presence of amplified DNA indicating systemic candidiasis.

Nucleic Acid Probes For Candida Parapsilosis And Methods For Detecting Candidiasis In Blood

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US Patent:
5688644, Nov 18, 1997
Filed:
Apr 26, 1995
Appl. No.:
8/429520
Inventors:
Timothy J. Lott - Atlanta GA
Christine J. Morrison - Atlanta GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Brent Lasker - Atlanta GA
Sandra Zakroff - Clarkston GA
Assignee:
United States of America - Washington DC
International Classification:
C12Q 168
C12P 1934
C07H 2102
C07H 2104
US Classification:
435 6
Abstract:
Provided is an isolated double-stranded nucleic acid consisting essentially of the nucleotide sequences defined in the Sequence Listing by SEQ ID Nos:5-9. These are the ITS2 sequences for C. albicans, C. parapsilosis, C. tropicalis, C. glabrata and C. krusei. A method of diagnosing systemic candidiasis in a subject is also provided. The method comprises the steps of: (a) collecting blood from the subject into tubes containing detergent, polypropylene glycol, sodium poyantholesulfonate, and sodium ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid; (b) lysing Candida cells using ZYMOLYASE. RTM. -100T. TM. enzyme mixture with agitation; (c) extracting and precipitating the DNA from the lysed cells; (d) amplifying the precipitated DNA using universal fungal primer pairs derived from the internal transcribed spacer regions of the Candida ribosomal DNA; and (e) detecting amplified DNA from Candida by hybridizing the amplified DNA with a probe that selectively hybridizes with Candida DNA, the presence of amplified DNA indicating systemic candidiasis.

Nucleic Acid Probes For Detecting Candida Species

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US Patent:
6242178, Jun 5, 2001
Filed:
Jul 30, 1997
Appl. No.:
8/903446
Inventors:
Timothy J. Lott - Atlanta GA
Cheryl M. Elie - Atlanta GA
Christine J. Morrison - Decatur GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Assignee:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Atlanta GA
International Classification:
C12Q 168
C07H 2102
C07H 2104
C12N 1500
US Classification:
435 6
Abstract:
The nucleic acid sequence encoding the internal transcribed spacer 2 region of Candida, the organism causing candidiasis, for various Candida species. Nucleic acid molecules useful as probes for detecting Candida species are described. The nucleic acid molecules are useful in methods for the detection and diagnosis of Candida infection in a sample or subject.

Methods And Compositions For The Detection Of Candida Spp.

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US Patent:
6235890, May 22, 2001
Filed:
Jul 12, 1999
Appl. No.:
9/269136
Inventors:
Christine J. Morrison - Decatur GA
Errol Reiss - Chamblee GA
Brian Holloway - Atlanta GA
Jong Hee Shin - Kwangju,
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Department of Health and
Human Services - Washington DC
International Classification:
C07H 2104
C07H 2102
C12Q 168
C12P 1934
US Classification:
536 2433
Abstract:
The present invention provides a rapid method for identifying species of Candida. Identification is through the use of a non-conserved regions of the ITS2 region flanked by highly conserved functional domains. Detection of members of the Candida and Aspergillus genera is enhanced by the detection of genus-specific regions of the 5. 8S rRNA gene. The present invention provides isolated nucleic acids that selectively hybridize to the fungal genus-specific 5. 8S rRNA region, and to the species-specific ITS2 region. The invention provides for nucleic acid sequences for use as selective probes for fungal genus-specific probes and as Candida species-specific probes. The present invention provides methods for the use of the Candida species-specific probes that allow the detection and identification of the individual species in biological samples.

Isbn (Books And Publications)

Molecular Immunology of Mycotic and Actinomycotic Infections

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Author

Errol Reiss

ISBN #

0444010394

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