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  • Jennifer KoehlDr. Jennifer Koehl

    Associate Professor of Biology  

    N219, Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion 

    (724) 805-2357


    Doctor of Philosophy in the Biological Sciences, Microbiology and Genetics subdiscipline, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, August 2002. 
    Master of Science in Biology, Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA, May 1997. 
    Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Minor-English Literature, Cum laude, Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, May 1995.

    Courses Taught

    BL 150 General Biology I
    BL 151 General Biology I Laboratory
    BL 116 Bacteria, Friends or Foes?
    BL 118 Killer Germs
    BL 212 Microbiology
    BL 213 Microbiology Laboratory
    BL 250 Medical Microbiology
    BL 251 Medical Microbiology Laboratory
    BL 301 Junior Research Seminar
    BL 302 Research Project
    BL 303 Research Thesis


    Koehl, J. L., Muthaiyan, A., Jayaswal, R. K., Ehlert, K, Labishinski, H., and Wilkinson, B. J. (2004) Cell wall composition and decreased autolytic activity and lysostaphin susceptibility of glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 48: 3749-3757. Highlighted in ASM News.

    Koehl, J.L. 2004. Using Primary Research Articles. Great Ideas! In Teaching Microbiology. 1:6-7.

    Singh, V. K., Schmidt, J. L., Jayaswal, R. K. and B. J. Wilkinson. (2003) Impact of sigB mutation on Staphylococcus aureus oxacillin and vancomycin resistance varies with parental background and method of assessment. International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents. 21: 256-261.

    Pfeltz, R. F., Schmidt, J. L., & Wilkinson, B. J. (2001, Fall) Microdilution plating is as effective as standard plating in glycopeptide-intermediate and methicillin-resistance Staphylococcus aureus population analysis. Microbial Drug Resistance. 7 (3): 289-295.

    Pfeltz, R. F., Singh, V. K., Schmidt, J. L., Batten, M. A.^, Nadakavukaren, M. J., Jayaswal, R. K., & Wilkinson, B. J. (2000, Feb). Characteristic of passage-selected glycopeptide-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus of diverse parental backgrounds. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 44 (2): 294-303.

    Quentin Schaut Junior Faculty Award, Saint Vincent College, 2005.

    Allegheny Branch American Society for Microbiology President-Elect (2005-2006), President (2006-2007).

    Faculty Research Grant, Saint Vincent College. 2005. Protein Changes in Vancomycin-Resistant and Vancomycin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus under Non-stress and Stress Conditions.

    Biotechnology Program Student Researcher, Saint Vincent College. 2005. Funding for an Undergraduate Student Research during the Summer of 2005.

    Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grant. 2003. Enhancing the Microbiology Curriculum at Saint Vincent College through acquisition of Colony Counters and Electrophoresis Sets.

    Faculty Research Grant, Saint Vincent College. 2003. Autolysis Alterations as a Mechanism of Vancomycin Resistance in Vancomycin (Glycopeptide) Intermediate Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (GISA) Strains.

    Travel Grant, ASM and the Committee for Undergraduate Education. 2003. To travel and present at the 10th Anniversary ASM Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference, College Park, MD.