Quantifying antibiotic resistance genes in the flora of swine & cattle.
The focus of my teaching is introductory courses for non-science majors. I enjoy designing courses that engage students in scientific concepts while learning about subjects that interest them. From calculating the distance a blood drop travels in a forensic science class to investigating the presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in ground beef purchased from local grocery stores in a microbiology course, these investigations explore scientific concepts in an accessible – and fun! - way.
Courses Offered at Redlands
BIOL107 Concepts of Biology, BIOL103 Genetic Engineering, BIOL112 Exploring Microbes; The Good, the Bad, and the Tiny, CHEM104 Whodunnit: an Introduction to Forensic Science and CHEM101 Mother Earth Chemistry.
Previous Teaching Experience
Instructor of Biochemistry- Denison University, Granville, OH
Instructor of Biology-Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Research Associate II, Veterinary Preventive Medicine; The Ohio State University
Research Associate II, Veterinary Biosciences; The Ohio State University
Assistant Scientist, Abbott Laboratories; North Chicago, IL
Research Technician IV, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Boston, MA
Awards and Honors
“Project NOVA” (NASA Opportunities for Visionary Academics). A NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) grant to design and implement a new upper level course for pre–service elementary and middle school teachers that combines math and the sciences for a truly interdisciplinary approach to the study of a wide range of topics. 1/99–12/99. $53,000.
“Science Preparation of Preservice Elementary Teachers”, a curriculum development grant from PRISM–UG (Undergraduate Component of the Partnership for Reform Initiatives in Science and Mathematics) with Robert Boram, Department of Physical Science, MSU. For re–writing the Biology 110 (Biology for Elementary teachers) course and lab manual to meet the National Science Education Standards and the Kentucky Core content for Science assessment. 5/97–12/97. $24,997.
D. Mollenkopy, C. Glendening, T. Wittum, J. Funk, L. Tragesser, P. Morley, (in review) Impact of dry cow therapy on the antimicrobial resistance of fecal coliform bacteria in dairy cows.
Bowman, C. Glendening, T. Wittum, J. LeJeune, R. Stich, J. Funk. (2007) Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in Different Phases of Production on Swine Farms. J. Food Protection 70(1):11–16.
S. Redmond, C. Glendening, J. Funk. Frequency of Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Bacterial Genomic DNA of Swine Feces. Poster presented Dec 3-5, 2006 at Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases: Chicago Marriot, Chicago, IL.
S. Redmond, C. Glendening, J. Funk. Frequency of Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Bacterial Genomic DNA of Swine Feces. Poster presented Nov. 18, 2006. Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research: Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
C. Glendening, A. Mack, A. Bowman, J. Funk. Quantifying Tetracycline Resistance. 5th Int. Symp. on the Epidemiology and Control of Foodborne Pathogens in Pork, Crete, Greece, Oct. 1-4, 2003.
C. Glendening, A. Mack, A. Bowman, J. Funk. Quantifying Tetracycline Resistance. 84th Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Chicago, IL. Nov. 9-11, 2003.
C. Glendening, D. Mollenkopf, A. Harpstead, G. Hansen, J. Ruehle, J. Keen, T. Wittum. Is Antibiotic-Free Ground Beef a Healthier Alternative to Regular Retail Ground Beef? Poster, 84th Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases, Chicago, IL. Nov. 9-11, 2003.
X Zhang, C. Glendening, H. Linke, C. Parks, C. Brooks, S. Udem., M. Oglesbee. (2001) Identification and characterization of a regulatory domain on the carboxyl terminus of the measles virus nucleocapsid protein. J. Virology. 76(17):8737-46.
R. Boram, and C. Glendening. (1998) Redesigning Science Classes to Cover the National Science Education Standards and the Kentucky Core Content for Science Assessment. Abstract Kentucky and Tennessee Academies of Science Annual Review.
Glendening, and C. Tuerk. (1996) A Comparative Analysis of Plant Mitochondrial Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Sequences. SAAS Bull Biochem. Biotechnol. 9:43-9.
C. Glendening, and C. Tuerk. (1996) A Comparative Analysis of Plant Mitochondrial Small Subunit Ribosomal RNA Sequences. Abstract Kentucky and Tennessee Academies of Science Annual Review.
J. Ludlow, C. Glendening, D. Livingston, J. DeCaprio. (1993) Specific Enzymatic Dephosphorylation of the Retinoblastoma Protein. Molecular and Cellular Biology, 13(1), 367–72.