Gerald (Jerry) Goldstein

Professor of Botany/Microbiology

Education

B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

About

Jerry Goldstein focuses his studies on microbial molecular genetics, bacterial physiology, and biotechnology. He is actively involved in research related to the comparison of DNA sequences of bacterial genes for proteolytic enzymes, as well as the effectiveness of antiviral drugs.

Areas of Interest / Expertise

Research interests: 1) Antiviral activity of 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine (DON) in eucaryotic and procaryotic organisms, 2) Genetics of keratinase producing bacterial species of the genus Bacillus, 3) Microbial ecology of the distribution of Bacillus bacteria in soil samples from the USA and around the world, 4) Genetics of Enterobacter cloacae bacteria isolated from 11,750-year-old mastodon discovered in Newark, Ohio.

• Molecular genetics

• Bacterial physiology

• Biotechnology

Courses

Medical Microbiology

Molecular Biology of Viruses

Molecular Genetics

Bacterial Physiology

Seminars: Bioinformatics, Biowarfare

Publications & Presentations

Goldstein, G., P.B.S. Celestino-Soper, A.K. Morell Dailey, and S. Fitzgerald-Butt.  2015. Comparison of the keratinase gene sequences of fast, slow and intermediate feather degrading strains of Bacillus licheniformis.  Research & Reviews: A Journal of Biotechnology.  Volume 5, Issue 3.

Goldstein, G. and J.M. Quinn.  2015.  Sodium fluoride enhances T2 bacteriophage yield.  Research & Reviews: A Journal of Microbiology and Virology.  Volume 5, Issue 2.

Goldstein, G., O.L. Kelling, G.L. Serpa, K.L. Sturgill, and M.M. Vroom.  2015.  Garlic and onion extracts enhance the yield of T2 bacteriophage in E. coli.  Research & Reviews: A Journal of Microbiology and Virology.  Volume 5, Issue 2.

Goldstein, G., A.R. Robinson, C.L. Vorobej, U. Aypar, and H.M. Costello.  2012.  Inhibition of Replication of T2 Bacteriophage in Escherichia coli by 6-diazo-5-oxo-L-norleucine (DON). Research & Reviews: A Journal of Microbiology and Virology.  Volume 2, Issue 1.

Goldstein, G., K.R. Flory, B.A. Browne, S. Majid, J.M. Ichida, and E.H. Burtt, Jr.  2004. Bacterial degradation of black and white feathers.  The Auk, Volume 121, No. 3.

Goldstein, G. and J.M. Quinn.  Sodium fluoride increases the yield of T2 bacteriophage. Annual Meeting of the Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, April 18, 2015.  

Goldstein, G., O.L. Kelling, G.L. Serpa, K.L. Sturgill, and M.M. Vroom.  Garlic and onion extracts increase the yield of T2 bacteriophage.  Annual Meeting of the Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, April 18, 2015.

Contact Info

Location

Schimmel/Conrades Science Center 340
Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P P 740-368-3506
E jegoldst@owu.edu