Jennifer Ziegler

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A novel genomic island (LGI1) was discovered in Listeria monocytogenes isolates responsible for the deadliest listeriosis outbreak in Canada, in 2008. To investigate the functional role of LGI1, the outbreak strain 08-5578 was exposed to food chain-relevant stresses, and the expression of 16 LGI1 genes was measured. LGI1 genes with putative efflux (L.(More)
Human listeriosis outbreaks in Canada have been predominantly caused by serotype 1/2a isolates with highly similar pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. Multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and multi-virulence-locus sequence typing (MVLST) each identified a diverse population of Listeria monocytogenes isolates, and within that, both methods had(More)
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OBJECTIVE While the use of multimedia methods in medical education and decision support can facilitate learning, it also has certain hazards. One potential hazard is the inadvertent triggering of racial and gender bias by the appearance of actors or patients in presentations. The authors hypothesized that race and gender affect preferences. To explore this(More)
Executive Summary This report documents efforts toward implementing an Integrated Ecosystem Assessment (IEA) of selected Gulf of Mexico ecosystems as part of an overall Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) effort by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The work described here had the following objectives: a. Develop indicators that will(More)
The authors of this report wish to acknowledge that many fine studies have been developed in the past regarding Washington's transportation needs and funding alternatives. See the Bibliography on page 29 for studies used in this report. In July 2011 Governor Christine Gregoire convened the Connecting Washington Task Force, a diverse group of thirty-one(More)
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