Paul Ebner


Paul Ebner

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Research Program

Research Focus

  • Phage therapy and biology
  • Development of safe and effective antibacterial therapies for use in food animals
  • Characterization of the roles different management practices play in foodborne disease transmission

Research Publications

Hong Y, Schmidt K, Marks D, Hatter S, Marshall A, Albino L, Ebner PD. 2016 Treatment of Salmonella Contaminated Eggs and Pork with a Broad-Spectrum, Single Bacteriophage: Assessment of Efficacy and Resistance Development. Submitted to Bacteriophage January 2016.

Ebner PD, Ghoryar AM, McNamara K, Amini R, Azizi E, Faqiri AE, Isaqzai NA, Rahimi Z, Sakhee N, Sarwary S, Sofizada M. 2016. Quality and safety assessment of milk in Herat Province, Afghanistan. Submitted, January 2016. 

Hong Y, Pan Y, and Ebner PD. 2014. Development of bacteriophage treatments to reduce E. coli O157:H7 contamination of beef products and produce. Journal of Animal Science. 92:1366-1377.

Hong Y, Pan Y, Harman N, and Ebner PD. 2014. Complete genome sequences of Escherichia coli O157:H7 phages effective in limiting contamination of food products. A. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00519-14.

Zhang J, Hong Y, Harman NJ, Das A, and Ebner PD. 2014. Genome Sequence of a Salmonella Phage Used To Control Salmonella Transmission in Swine. GenomeA. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00521-14.

Clark S, Daly R, Jordan E, Mathew A, and Ebner P. 2012. Enhancing Educational Approaches for Future Changes in Biosecurity and Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture. Journal of Animal Science. 90:2861-2872.

Saez AC, Zhang J, Rostagno MH, and Ebner PD. 2011. Direct feeding of microencapsulated bacteriophages to reduce Salmonella colonization in pigs. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 12:1269-1274.

Zhang J, Massow A, Stanley M, Papariella M, Chen X, Kraft B, and Ebner PD. 2011. Contamination rates and antimicrobial resistance in Enterococcus, spp., E. coli and Salmonella isolated from "no antibiotics added" chicken products. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 8:1147-1152.

Zhang J, Wall SK, Xu L, Ebner PD. 2010. Contamination rates and antibiotic resistance patterns in conventionally raised vs. grass-fed beef samples. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 7:1331-1336.

Zhang J, Kraft BK, Pan Y, Wall SK, Saez A, Ebner PD. 2010. Development of an anti-Salmonella phage cocktail with increased host range. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 7:1415-1420.

Wall SK, Zhang J, Rostagno MH, Ebner PD. 2010. Phage therapy reduces transport and lairage-associated Salmonella infections in market weight swine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76:48-53.

Brietenbach EJ, PD Ebner, DJ O'Callaghan. 2009. The IR4 auxiliary regulatory protein expands the in vitro host range of equine herpesvirus 1 and is essential for pathogenesis in the murine model. Virology. 383:188-194.

Ebner PD, S Kim, DJ O'Callaghan. 2008. Biological and genotypic properties of defective interfering particles of equine herpesvirus 1 that mediate persistent infection. Virology 381:98-105

Ebner PD, O'Callaghan DJ. 2006. Genetic complexity of EHV-1 defective interfering particles and identification of novel IR4/UL5 hybrid proteins produced during persistent infection. Virus Genes. 32(3): 313-320.

Murinda SE, Ebner PD, Nguyen LT, Mathew AG, Oliver SP. 2005. Antimicrobial resistance and class 1 s in pathogenic Escherichia coli from Dairy farms. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2(4): 348-352.

Mathew AG, Garner KN, Ebner PD, Saxton AM, Clift RE and Liamthong S. 2005. Effects of Antibiotic use in sows on resistance of E. coli and Salmonella enterica Typhimurium in their offspring. Foodborne Pathogens and Disease. 2(3): 212-220.

Mathew AG and PD Ebner. 2004. Issues of Drug use and antibiotic resistance in pig production. Pig News and Information. 25(4): 133-147.

Ebner P, Garner K, Mathew A. 2004. Class I integrons in various Salmonella a serovars isolated from animals and identification of genomic island SG1 in Salmonella enterica var Meleagridis. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 53(6):1004-1009.

Mathew AG, Arnett DB, Cullen P, Ebner PD. 2003 Characterization of resistance patterns and detection of apramycin resistance genes in Escherichia coli isolated from swine exposed to various environmental conditions. International Journal of Food Microbiology. 89(1):11-20.

Bemis DA, n MA, Lickey ALA, Kania SA, Ebner P, Rohrbach BW, Ramsay EC. 2003. Comparison of phenotypic traits and genetic relatedness of Salmonella a subspecies arizonae isolates from a colony of ridgenose rattlesnakes with osteomyelitis. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigations. 15(4): 382-387.

Ebner PD, Mathew AG. 2001. Three molecular methods to identify Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium DT104: PCR fingerprinting, multiplex PCR and rapid PFGE. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 205(1)25-29.

Ebner PD, Mathew AG. 2000. Effects of antibiotic regimens on the fecal shedding patterns of pigs infected with Salmonella m. Journal of Food Protection. 63(6): 709-714.