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PhD Agricultural Biochemistry – West Virginia University, Morgantown BA Chemistry – West Virginia University, Morgantown
Control of hydrolytic enzyme production in carnivorous pitcher plants, microbial flora in pitcher plants, molecular diagnostics for zoonotic disease, use of viruses and other microbes as teaching tools.
Luciano, C. S., Young, M. W. and R. R. Patterson (2002) Bacteriophage: A Model System for Active Learning, Microbiol. Educ.3(1), 1-6.
Deppe, J., Dress, W., Nastase, A. J., Newell, S. N. and Luciano, C. S. (2000). Diel Variation of Sugar amount in Nectar from Pitchers of Sarracenia purpurea L. with and without Insect Visitors, Am. Midl. Nat. 144: 123-132.
Luciano, C.S., Gaston, K. and J. G. Humphreys (2002) Analysis of Pennsylvania bear sera for anti-Borrelia and anti-Ehrlichia antibodies, American Society for Microbiology 2002 General Meeting Abstracts, 510.
Gudipati, L., Saso, H., Luciano, C. and N. Bharathan (2002) Distribution analysis of dsRNA from different isolates of Rhizoctonia solani, American Society for Virology 21st Annual Meeting.