Paul Ebner

 

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Research Program

Research Focus

My research is primarily in molecular microbiology. More specifically, I am interested in pre-harvest food safety issues such as the impact of antibiotic use on antibiotic resistance development in pathogenic bacteria. Currently, I am working to develop new strategies to more safely reduce pathogen load in food animals prior to slaughter.

Research Techniques

  • Molecular biology techniques
  • Protein manipulation
  • Protein/protein and protein/DNA interaction assays
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Basic virology and bacteriology methods

Recent Research Publications

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.

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

Breitenbach JE, Ebner PD, O'Callaghan DJ. 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.

Wall SK, Zhang J, Rostagno MH, Ebner PD. 2010. Use of phage therapy to reduce lairage associated Salmonella infections under production-like conditions. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76:48-53.

Zhang J, Wall SK, Xu L, Ebner PD. 2010. Contamination rates and antibiotic resistance patterns in conventionally raised vs. grass-fed beef samples. (In Press). Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Zhang J, Kraft BK, Pan Y, Wall SK, Saez A, Ebner PD. 2010. Development of an anti-Salmonella phage cocktail with increased host range. (In Press). Foodborne Pathogens and Disease.

Recent Extension Publications

Ebner PD. 2007. CAFOs and Public Health: the Fate of Unabsorbed Antibiotics. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Publication. ID-348.

Ebner PD. 2007. CAFOs and Public Health: the Issue of Antibiotic Resistance. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Publication. ID-349.

Ebner PD. 2007. CAFOs and Public Health: the Fate of Manure Pathogens. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Publication. ID-356.

Wall SK, Ebner PD. 2007. CAFOs and Public Health: Emissions and Respiratory Illnesses in Neighbors. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Publication. ID-358.

Ebner PD. 2008. BMPs and Unabsorbed Antibiotics. National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Website.

Ebner PD. 2008. Hormone Use in Livestock Production: How Much? National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Website.

Ebner PD. 2008. Hormone Use in Livestock Production: Impact. National Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Website.

Ebner PD. 2008. CAFOs and Public Health: Odor and its Possible Effects on Health. Purdue University Extension Publication. ID-641.

Ebner PD. 2009. CAFOs and Public Health. MRSA and Livestock Production. Purdue University Extension Publication. ID-413.