My research interests involve using molecular techniques to study the microbial ecology of wetlands and freshwater streams, and the role gut microbes play in human health. Along with this latter project, we are studying the mechanism in which probiotic bacteria (e.g., lactic acid bacteria) interact with other microorganisms and host cells. Another area of interest deals with the development of antimicrobial compounds for use in a variety of everyday products.
BIO 301 Genetics
BIO 328 Introductory Microbiology
BIO 415 Microbial Ecology
BIO 425 General Microbiology
BIO 429 Bacterial Pathogenesis
BIO 415G Microbial Ecology (Graduate)
BIO 429G Bacterial Pathogenesis (Graduate)
BIO 545 Recombinant DNA Techniques
Publications and Presentations
Clemans, D.L., S.J.Rhoades, J.J. Kendzorski, Q. Xu, and J. Baghdachi. 2007. Formulation and evaluation of organic antibacterial coatings, p. 27–42. In T. Provder and J. Baghdachi (ed.), Smart Coatings. ACS Symposium Series 957, American Chemical Society, Washington,
D.C. Clemans, D.L., S. J. Rhoades, J. J. Kendzorski, Q. Xu, and J. Baghdachi. 2007. Performance Testing of Waterborne Antibacterial and High Solids Coatings. In T. Provder and J. Baghdachi (ed.), Smart Coatings. American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. In Press.
Texter, J., P. Ziemer, S. Rhoades and D. Clemans. 2007. Bactericidal silver ion delivery into hydrophobic coatings with surfactants. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotech. 34: 571–575.
Marrs, C.F., G.P. Krasan, K.W. McCrea, D.L. Clemans, and J.R. Gilsdorf. 2001. Haemophilus influenzae - human specific bacteria. Frontiers in Bioscience 6:e41–60.
Clemans, D.L., M. Patel, C.F. Marrs, R.J. Bauer, and J.R. Gilsdorf. 2001. Analysis of the pilus adhesins from Haemophilus influenzae biotype IV strains. Infect. Immun. 69:7010–7019.
Clemans, D.L., R.J. Bauer, J.A. Hanson, M.V. Hobbs, J.W. St. Geme III, C.F. Marrs, and J.R. Gilsdorf. 2000. Induction of proinflammatory cytokines from human respiratory epithelial cells after stimulation by nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae. Infect. Immun. 68:4430–4440.
Clemans, D.L., P.E. Kolenbrander, D.V. Debabov, Q. Zhang, R.D. Lunsford, H. Sakone, C.J. Whittaker, M.P. Heaton and F.C. Neuhaus. 1999. Insertional inactivation of genes responsible for the D-alanylation of lipoteichoic acid in Streptococcus gordonii DL1 (Challis) affects intrageneric coaggregations. Infect. Immun. 67:2464–2474.