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Bart C Weimer- BS, PhD
Professor
Population Health & Reproduction

4023 VM3B
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 752 6426
bcweimer@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

  • 100K Pathogen Genome Project
  • Molecular ecology of Salmonella in ready-to-eat foods and animals;
  • Molecular diagnostics development using lipids, artificial cells, and genomics;
  • Metagenomics of extreme environments, skin, and gut;
  • DNA/RNA modification in bacteria;
  • Signal transduction and genomics of bacterial association with eukaryotic cells;
  • Effect of the redox potential on bacterial metabolism during host association;
  • Metabolism of infection and commensalism;
  • Natural antibacterial compound discovery;
  • Computing regulartory neteworks for metabolic control analysis using flux, gene expression ane metabolomics

Specialty Focus

Microbiology, systems biology, infectious disease, genomics

Education

1990 PhD Nutrition & Food Sciences - Microbiology, Utah State University,
1986 BS Microbiology & Immunology, University of Arizona,
1993 Post Doctoral Fellow genetics, biochemistry, University of Melbourne (Australia), Melbourne Austraila

Honors and Awards

2010 Best Agronomic Paper, Canadian Agronomic Society
2010 Agilent Thought Leader Award
2008 Researcher of the Year, Utah State University, Nutrition & Food Sciences
2006 Iducted into Academic Keys Who's Who in Agriculture Higher Education
2003 Inducted into Empire Who's Who
2002 Inducted into International Who's Who Historical Society
2001-2004 Winder Chair in Food Sciences, Utah State University, Nutrition & Food Sciences
1999 Researcher of the Year, USU College of Family Life
1996 Winder Chair in Food Sciences, Utah State University, Nutrition & Food Sciences
1995 President, Institute for Food Technology, Bonneville Section
1995 Researcher of the Year, Utah State University, College of Family Life

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, West Coast Central Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core, (Principal Investigator), NIH

Principal Investigator, Aflatoxin Removal with Fluidized Bead Capture using Antibodies and Aptamers, (Principal Investigator), MARS

Principal Investigator, Investigations of the Effects of Formulations on Skin, (Principal Investigator), GOJO Ind.

Principal Investigator, MetaRNAseq Microbiome Analysis: Detecting Live Microbes, (Principal Investigator), MARS

Principal Investigator, Rapid Detection of Salmonella using Capture/Concentration followed by PCR and Whole Genome Sequencing, (Principal Investigator), MARS

Principal Investigator, Zearlonone Removal with Fluidized Bead Capture using Antibodies, (Principal Investigator), MARS

Co-Principal Investigator, Using Exhaled Breath to Evaluate the Long-term Mechanisms of Early-life Arsenic Exposure, Ed Schelegle (Principal Investigator), NIH/National Cancer Institute

Co-Principal Investigator, Salmonella genomics in food and health, Goodridge, L (Principal Investigator), Genome Canada

Principal Investigator, Bacterial culture bank and DNA repository, (Principal Investigator), MARS

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Bart C Weimer: Draft Genome Sequences of Campylobacter jejuni Strains That Cause
Abortion in Livestock 2016 Weis AM, Clothier KA, Huang BC, Kong NT, Weimer BC Draft Genome Sequences of Campylobacter jejuni Strains That Cause Abortion in Livestock Genome Announcements (PMID: 27908990),
  • Bart C Weimer: Enhanced non-invasive respiratory sampling from bottlenose dolphins for breath metabolomics measurements 2016 Zamuruyev K, Aksenov A, Baird M, Pasamontes A, Parry C, Foutouhi S, Venn-Watson S, Weimer BC, Delplanque JP, Davis C Enhanced non-invasive respiratory sampling from bottlenose dolphins for breath metabolomics measurements J. Breath Res.,
  • Bart C Weimer: A new method for converting foodwaste into pathogen free soil amendment for enhancing agricultural sustainability 2016 Pandey P, Lejeune M, Biswas S, Morash D, Weimer BC, Young G A new method for converting foodwaste into pathogen free soil amendment for enhancing agricultural sustainability Journal of Cleaner Production,
  • Bart C Weimer:  Defining the food microbiome for authentication, safety, and process management 2016 Weimer BC, Storey DB, Elkins CA, Baker RC, Markwell P, Chambliss D, Edlund S, Kaufman JH Defining the food microbiome for authentication, safety, and process management IBM Journal of Research and Development,
  • Bart C Weimer: Design of the MCAW Compute Service for Food Safety Bioinformatics 2016 Edlund S, Beck KL, Haiminen N, Parida L, Storey DB, Weimer BC, Kaufman JH, Chambliss D Design of the MCAW Compute Service for Food Safety Bioinformatics IBM Journal of Research and Development,
  • Bart C Weimer: Genomic Comparison of Campylobacter spp. and Their Potential for Zoonotic Transmission between Birds, Primates, and Livestock 2016 Weis AM, Storey DB, Taff CC, Townsend AK, Huang BC, Kong NT, Clothier KA, Spinner A, Byrne BA, Weimer BC Genomic Comparison of Campylobacter spp. and Their Potential for Zoonotic Transmission between Birds, Primates, and Livestock App. Environ. Microbiol,
  • Bart C Weimer: Salmonella Typhimurium Enzymatically Landscapes the Host Intestinal Epithelial Cell (IEC) Surface Glycome to Increase Invasion 2016 Park D, Arabyan N, Williams CC, Song T, Mitra A, Weimer BC, Maverakis E, Lebrilla CB Salmonella Typhimurium Enzymatically Landscapes the Host Intestinal Epithelial Cell (IEC) Surface Glycome to Increase Invasion Molecular and Cellular Proteomics. (PMID: 27754876),
  • Bart C Weimer: Influence of Host Ecology and Behavior on Campylobacter jejuni Prevalence and Environmental Contamination Risk in a Synanthropic Wild Bird Species 2016 Taff CC, Weis AM, Wheeler S, Hinton MG, Weimer BC, Barker CM, Jones M, Logsdon R, Smith WA, Boyce WM, Townsend AK Influence of Host Ecology and Behavior on Campylobacter jejuni Prevalence and Environmental Contamination Risk in a Synanthropic Wild Bird Species Appl Environ Microbiol (PMID: 27260356).,
  • Bart C Weimer: 
The Bacterial Mobile Resistome Transfer Network Connecting the Animal and Human Microbiomes 2016 Hu Y, Yang X, Li J, Lv N, Liu F, Wu J, Lin IY, Wu N, Weimer BC, Gao GF, Liu Y, Zhu B The Bacterial Mobile Resistome Transfer Network Connecting the Animal and Human Microbiomes Applied and environmental microbiology (PMID: 27613679),
  • Bart C Weimer: 
Enhanced non-invasive respiratory sampling from bottlenose dolphins for breath metabolomics measurements 2016 Zamuruyev, KO, Aksenov, AA, Baird, M, Pasamontes, A, Parry, C, Foutouhi, S, Venn-Watson, S, Weimer, BC, Delplanque, JP, Davis, CE Enhanced non-invasive respiratory sampling from bottlenose dolphins for breath metabolomics measurements Journal of breath research (PMID: 27689905),

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2015 Ganesan B, Weimer BC: Biotechnology of flavor formation in fermented dairy products, Edited by Daphna Havkin-Frenkel and Nativ Dudai, (ed), Biotechnology in Flavor Production, 2nd Edition ISBN 978-1-118-35406-3, Singapore. 133-158.

2014 Ganesan B, Weimer BC: Amino acid catabolism, P.F. Fox, P.L.H. McSweeney, D.W. Everett and P. Cotter, (ed), Cheese: Chemistry, Physics & Microbiology Volume 1, 4th Edition, Oxford. .

2014 Forquin-Gomez MP, Weimer BC, Sorieul L, Kalinowski J, Vallaeys T: Chapter 7: The Family Brevibacteriaceae, Rosenberg E, DeLong EF, Lory S, Stackebrandt E, Thompson F, (ed), Prokaryotes. 141-53.

2014 Forquin M-P, Weimer BC: Brevibacterium, Batt C, Tortorello M, (ed), Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology, 2nd edition, London. 324-30.

2013 Weimer BC: Genomics of fermented foods, , , Cambridge, England. .