Every day, students within the School of Biomedical Sciences & Health Care Administration work side by side with their faculty mentors and contribute to critical research in the health sciences.

They publish their research in peer-reviewed journals, present their research at local, national and international conferences, and receive awards and recognition for their research activities.

Recent Student Publications

Santiago, KN*, Kozlik, T*, Liedhegner, ES, Slick, RA, Lawlor, MW, Nardelli, DT. Effects of Regulatory T Cell Depletion in BALB/c Mice Infected with Low Doses of Borrelia burgdorferi. Pathogens 2023. 12(2):189  doi: 10.3390/pathogens12020189. *These authors contributed equally. 

Bojar, Brandon, Jennifer Sheridan, Rachelle Beattie, Caitlin Cahak, Elizabeth Liedhegner, L Silvia Munoz-Price, Krassimira R. Hristova, Troy Skwor. Antibiotic resistance patterns of Escherichia coli isolates from the clinic through the wastewater pathway. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2021, 238:113863-113870 

Forseth B, Polfuss M, Brondino M, Lawlor MW, Beatka MJ, Prom MJ, Eells J, Lyons JA. Association between yoga, physiologic and psychologic health: A cross sectional study. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 May; 43:101350. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101350. Epub 2021 Mar 4. PMID: 33770740  

Liedhegner, ES, Brandon Bojar, Rachelle Beattie, Caitlin Cahak, Krassimira R. Hristova, Troy Skwor. Similarities in Virulence and Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Gene Profiles among Cefotaxime-Resistant Escherichia coli Wastewater and Clinical Isolates. Antibiotics, 2022, 11(2):260 

Nonarath HJ, Hall AE, SenthilKumar G, Abroe B, Eells JT, Liedhegner ES . 670nm photobiomodulation modulates bioenergetics and oxidative stress, in rat Müller cells challenged with high glucose.  PLoS One. 2021 Dec 3;16(12): e0260968. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260968. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34860856 Free PMC article. 

Skwor, T., Sarah Stringer, Jason Haggerty, Sarah Duhr, Jenilee Johnson, Mary Johnson, Megan Seckinger, and Maggie Stemme. Prevalence of potentially pathogenic multi-drug resistant Aeromonas spp. in treated urban wastewater effluents compared to recipient riverine populations. Applied and Environmental Microbiology; 2020, 86(3) 

Recent Student Presentations

Anthony Craig II, Max Blumenthal, Anamarie Leduc, Barbara Mayo, T. Skwor. Antibiotic Resistance Profiles and Prevalence of Aeromonas in Post-chlorinated Wastewater and Surrounding Recreational Beaches. UWM Health Research Symposium 2022; Outstanding Overall Video Presentation Award 

Sarah Duhr and T. Skwor. The Impact of RecA on the Mutation Rate of Aeromonas hydrophila in Response to Sub-inhibitory Concentrations of Ciprofloxacin. Oral Poster Presentation. 81st American Society of Microbiology North Central Annual Meeting, 2021; First place Graduate Oral Presentation 

Anamarie Leduc and T. Skwor. Is Antibiotic Resistance Lurking among Bacterial Populations within Lake Michigan Beaches? Oral Poster Presentation. 81st American Society of Microbiology North Central Annual Meeting, 2021; First place Undergraduate Oral Presentation 

Brandon Bojar, J. Sheridan, R. Beattie, S. Munoz-Price, K.R. Hristova, T.A. Skwor; An Insight into Antibiotic Resistance among Escherichia coli Isolates within Hospital Wastewater and Throughout the Urban Wastewater Process. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Montana State University, MO, 2020