Research Spotlight

Submerged Aquatic Vegitation

Students and Faculty work closely together on the St. Mary's River Project to increase the population of S.A.V.

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Alumni Spotlight

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Jeffrey J. Byrd
Professor of Biology; Aldom-Plansoen Honors College Professor

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Departments: Biology
Office: Schaefer Hall 216
Email: jjbyrd@smcm.edu
Phone: 240-895-2973

Education:

B.S, Cook College, Rutgers University; M.S., Penn State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Courses Taught:

  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Genetics
  • Contemporary Bioscience - Biology of Infectious Disease
  • St. Mary's Projects

Research Interests

  • Starvation survival of bacteria in the environment. This work is currently centered around the genes regulated by the rpoS system.
  • Natural products from soft corals. This work is currently centered around an antimicrobial agent from Xenia elongata.
  • Antimicrobial agents from the process of autoclaving glucose in the presence of phosphates.
  • Mechanism of Tetracycline resistance.
  • Bacterial pathogens isolated from soft corals.

Interesting Links

Complete Idiot's Guide to Microbiology - Byrd and Powledge, Alpha Books.

Byrd's Nest  

 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention