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Mark F. Frana, PhD

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Salisbury University
Salisbury, Maryland 21801

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Office
Henson Science Hall 260A

Laboratory
Henson Science Hall 260

Phone
                                        410-543-6497

                                        E-mail: mffrana@salisbury.edu

Educational & Professional Background
B.S., University of Iowa (Microbiology)
Ph.D., University of Kansas (Microbiology/Virology)

Academic Specialties
Microbiology
Virology
Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics

Research Interests
Bacterial Source Tracking (BST): source identification of E. coli in local watersheds
Genetic Analysis and BST of E. coli using Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE)
Phenotypic Profiling and BST of E. coli by Multiple-Antibiotic-Resistance (MAR) testing
Isolation and Characterization of Spiroplasmas from Biting Midges

Extracurricular Responsibilities
Biology Associate Chair, 2002-2009
Biology Chair, 1996-1999

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