Anthony J. A. Ouellette, Ph.D.
Dr. Ouellette joined the Department of Biology & Marine Science at Jacksonville University during the summer of 2008.
Before coming to Jacksonville University, I was an Assistant Professor of Biology for 5 years at SUNY Oswego, and before that I was a postdoctoral research associate in the Aquatic Microbial Ecology Research Lab of Dr. Steven Wilhelm
Microcystis is a cyanobacterial genus that includes toxic and non-toxic members. Toxic members synthesize microcystin, a hepatotoxin that has many known structural variants. Toxic Microcystis are cosmopolitan and cause great health concern, particularly when they occur in drinking reservoirs or recreational areas. Furthermore, Microcystis can form large blooms, which can manifest as green scum floating on the water surface, which is unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, including the St. Johns River (also, example, see Lake Neatahwanta, in Fulton, NY). Monitoring efforts largely focus on microscopic identification and toxin analysis. I am interested in using molecular biology tools to investigate the distribution of Microcystis.
BIOL 170: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
BIOL 221 Nutrition
BIOL 222 Microbiology for Health Professionals
BIOL 301 Microbiology
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Advisor: Professor Bridgette Barry
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
1992 University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
1992 A.A. General Studies
Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
1987 High School Diploma
Rogers High School, Newport, RI
A.J.A. Ouellette, S.M. Handy, and S.W. Wilhelm (2006) "Toxic Microcystis is widespread in Lake Erie: PCR detection of toxin genes and molecular characterization of associated cyanobacterial communities" Microbial Ecology 51: 154-165.
J.M Rinta-Kanto, A.J.A. Ouellette, G.L. Boyer, M.R. Twiss, T.B. Bridgeman, and S.W. Wilhelm (2005)
Environmental Science & Technology 39: 4198-4205.
L.B. Anderson, A.J.A. Ouellette, J. Eaton-Rye, M. Maderia, M. J. MacCoss, J.R. Yates III, and B.A. Barry (2004)
Journal of the American Chemical Society 126: 8399-8405.
A.J.A. Ouellette and S.W. Wilhelm (2003)
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 1: 359-366.
L.B. Anderson, M. Maderia, A.J.A. Ouellette, C. Putnam-Evans, L. Higgins, T. Krick, M. MacCoss, H. Lim, J.R. Yates III, and B.A. Barry (2002)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 99: 14676-14681.
A.J.A. Ouellette and B.A. Barry (2002)
Photosynthesis Research 72: 159-173.
C.A. Linkous, G.J. Carter, D.B. Locuson, A.J. Ouellette, D.K. Slattery, and L.A. Smitha (2000)
Environmental Science and Technology 34: 4754-4758.
L.B. Anderson, A.J.A. Ouellette, and B.A. Barry (2000)
Journal of Biological Chemistry 275: 4920-4927.
A.J.A. Ouellette, L.B. Anderson, and B.A. Barry (1998)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 95: 2204-2209.
S.W. Wilhelm, A.J.A. Ouellette, and J.M Rinta-Kanto (2007) “Development of Molecular Reporters for Microcystis Activity and Toxicity [Project #2818]” This is an AWWA Research Foundation Project Report
C.A. Linkous, D.K. Slattery, A.J.A. Ouellette, G.T. McKaige, and B.C.N. Austin (1996)
"Solar photocatalytic H2 from water using a dual bed photosystem"
Hydrogen Energy Progress XI: Proceedings of the 11th World Hydrogen Energy Conference: 2545-2550.
National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program
P.I.: Anthony J.A. Ouellette
Senior Personnel: J. Alden Lackey
August 1 2004 - July 31, 2007 $249,850.00
Rice Creek Associates Ninth Annual Small Grants Program
"Rice Pond microorganisms: Genetic, metabolic, and morphological identification"
Summer & Fall 2004 $1005.60
"Molecular characterization of cyanobacterial communities and genetic detection of toxic Microcystis in Lake Ontario and Rice Creek"
Summer 2004 $2000.00
Former SUNY-Oswego Student Researchers:
Undergraduates: Casey Carpenter (Fall 2003) Elizabeth Kalisiak (Spring 2004) John Heagerty (Summer 2004- Fall 2005) John Merchant (Fall 2004 - Spring 2005) Cody Spencer (Spring 2005, Fall 2005, Spring 2006) Elizabeth Whitmore (Spring 2006) Anders Peterson (Summer 2006– Spring 2007) Mark Hudson (Fall 2006& Spring 2007) Frank Pierce (Fall 2007-Spring 2008), Matthew Arthur (Spring 2008)
Post Graduate: Jessica Neal (Fall 2006)
Graduate Student: John Merchant (2005-2007;Chemistry graduate program)