Christine Weingart

Christine Weingart

Weingart
Associate Professor, Microbiologist & Chair (Biology)
Central Campus
Talbot Hall of Biological Science 315 / Lab 404
Position Type 
Faculty
Service 
2002-Present
All Affiliations 

Overview

Degree(s) 
B.S., Mount Union College; Ph.D., Miami University

Learning & Teaching

Academic Positions 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at Denison University, 2002 - present
  • Lecturer, Department of Microbiology at Miami University, 1997

Research

Overview 
Microbiologist
Details 

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

  • Post Doctorate Research Associate, Laboratory of Stephen C. Winans, 1999-2002

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Post Doctorate Research Associate, Laboratory of Alison A. Weiss, 1997-1999

Works

Publications 
  • Weingart, C.L. C. E. White, S. Liu,Y. Chai, H. Cho, C. Tsai, Y. Wei, N. R. Delay*, A. Eberhard, and S. C. Winans. 2005. Direct binding of the purified quorum sensing regulator CepR of Burkholderia cenocepacia to two target promoters in vitro. Mol. Micro.. v. 57 p. 452-467
  • Pappas, K. M., and C. L. Weingart., and S. C. Winans. 2004. Biochemical communication in proteobacteria: Biochemical and structural studies of signal synthases and receptors required for intercellular signaling. Mol. Microbiol.. v. 53 p. 755-769
  • Weingart, C. L., P. S. Mobberley-Schuman, E. L. Hewlett, M. C. Gray, and A. A. Weiss. 2000. Neutralizing antibodies to adenylate cyclase toxin promote phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis by human neutrophils. Infect. Immun.. v. 68 p. 7152-7155
  • Weingart, C. L., W. A. Keitel, K. M. Edwards, and A. A. Weiss. 2000. Characterization of bactericidal immune responses following vaccination with acellular pertussis vaccines in adults. Infect. Immun. v. 68 p. 7175-7179
  • Weingart, C. L. and A. A. Weiss. 2000. Bordetella pertussis virulence factors affect phagocytosis by human neutrophils. Infect. Immun. v. 68 p. 1735-1739
  • Lenz, D. H.*, C. L. Weingart and A. A. Weiss. 2000. Phagocytosed Bordetella pertussis fail to survive in human neutrophils. Infect. Immun. v. 68 p. 956-959
  • Weingart, C. L., G. Broitman-Maduro, G. Dean, S. Newman, M. Peppler, and A. A. Weiss. 1999. Fluorescent labels influence the phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis by human neutrophils. Infect.Immun. v. 67 p. 4264-4267
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke. 1999. A nonhemolytic phospholipase C from Burkholderia cepacia. Curr. Microbiol. v. 38 p. 233-238
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke. 1999. Regulation of expression of the nonhemolytic, phospholipase C from Burkholderia cepacia. Curr. Microbiol. v. 39 p. 336-341
  • Aukerman, B., Esselburn, K., Freundlich, J. and C. Mustillo. 2010. Bacteria that help and hurt cows. Microbial Discovery Activity. www.asm.org (Students in my Diversity of Microrganisms course developed an activity for elementary students.).
  • Bhatt, S. and C.L. Weingart . 2008. Identification of sodium chloride-regulated genes in Burkholderia cenocepacia. Cur. Microbiol. v. 56 p. 418-422
Presentations 
  • S. Bhatt* and C. L. Weingart. 2005. Characterization of four hyperosmotically induced genes in Burkholderia cepacia. 104th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • M. Perkins* and C.L. Weingart. 2005. Mutation of a potential gacSA two component system in Burkholderia cenocepacia. Ohio Branch ASM Meeting.
  • S. Bhatt* and C. L. Weingart. 2004. Isolation of hyperosmotically regulated genes in Burkholderia cepacia. 04th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L.. 2004. Identification of a putative gacSA two-component system in Burkholderia cepacia . 104th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C.L.. 2003. Incorporating Quorum Sensing into the Undergraduate Microbiology Laboratory. 10th ASM Undergraduate Microbiology Education Conference.
  • Weingart, C. L. and S. C. Winans. 2001. Characterization of a quorum sensing system in Burkholderia cepacia. ASM Cell-Cell Communication Meeting.
  • Weingart, C. L. and S. C. Winans. 2001. Characterization of a quorum sensing system in Burkholderia cepacia. Infection and Pathobiology Forum, Cornell University.
  • Weingart, C. L., D. H. Lenz*, and A. A. Weiss. 1999. Phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis by human neutrophils. Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting.
  • Lenz, D. H.*, C. L. Weingart, A. A. Weiss. 1999. Lack of survival of Bordetella pertussis following phagocytosis by human neutrophils. Physician Scientist Training Program Research Forum.
  • Weingart, C. L., G. E. Dean, S. L. Newman, and A. A. Weiss. 1999. Comparison of phagocytosis of FITC and GFP labeled Bordetella pertussis. 99th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L., S. Newman and A. A. Weiss. 1998. Effect of labeling treatments on phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis. Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting.
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. A. Weiss. 1998. Effect of immune serum antibodies on phagocytosis of Bordetella pertussis. 98th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke. 1998. Regulation of expression of Burkholderia cepacia phospholipase. Microbial Pathogenesis Current and Emerging Issues Conference.
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke. 1998. Regulation of expression of Burkholderia cepacia phospholipase. 98th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke . 1996. Purification and characterization of a phospholipase of Burkholderia cepacia. 96th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L., and A. Morris Hooke. 1995. Purification of a non-hemolytic phospholipase C from Burkholderia cepacia. 95th Gen. Meet. Am.Soc. Microbiol..
  • Weingart, C. L., M. K. Lonon, S. Karipedes, and A. Morris Hooke. 1994. Characterization of a non-hemolytic phospholipase C produced by Pseudomonas cepacia. 94th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Merry, C., Perkins, M., Mu, L., Eichner, S., Crabb, A., Peterson, B., Weber, R., and C. L. Weingart. . 2010. A two-component system in Burkholderia cenocepacia influences protease, swimming, quorum sensing, and pathogenesis.. 109th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol. .
  • Foy, C., and C.L. Weingart.. 2009. Investigation of selenite reduction in Burkholderia cenocepacia.. 108th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Perkins, M.*, Crabb, A.*, Peterson, B.*, Weber, R.* and C. L. Weingart.. 2008. Characterization of a putative gacSA two component system in Burkholderia cenocepacia. . 107th Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol..
  • Foy, C. and C. L. Weingart.. 2010. Examining the relationship between a two-component system and quorum sensing in Burkholderia cenocepacia.. Ohio Branch-ASM Meeting..
  • Eichner, S. and C.L. Weingart.. 2010. Distribution of the gacA gene in the Burkholderia cepacia complex. .Ohio Branch-ASM Meeting. .
  • Foy, C.R. and C. L. Weingar. 2009. Role of TolB in Selenite Reduction in Burkholderia cenocepacia.. Ohio Branch-ASM Meeting..
  • Merry, C. and C.L. Weingart.. 2009. Characterization of GacS/GacA Two-Component System in Burkholderia cenocepacia.. Ohio Branch-ASM Meeting.
  • Jaffri, S. and C.L. Weingart.. 2008. Characterization of tolB in Burkholderia cenocepacia. . Indiana-Ohio Joint Branch ASM Meeting..
  • Jaffri, S.* and C.L. Weingart. 2007. Characterization of tolB in Burkholderia cenocepacia. . Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students.
  • Jaffri, S.* and C.L. Weingart.. 2007. Complementation in Burkholderia cenocepacia of mutated tolB gene with wild type tolB gene. . Ohio Branch ASM Meeting..
  • Crabb, A. and C.L. Weingart. . 2007. An examination of a putative GacA/GacS two component system as a regulator of virulence factors produced by Burkholderia cenocepacia. . Ohio Branch ASM Meeting. (Note: Andrea won an award for best research presentation. She competed with undergraduate and graduate students.) .

Service

Professional Memberships 
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • Local American Society for Microbiology
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • American Society for Microbiology

Other

Student Collaborations 

Senior Thesis Students

  • Cora Walsh '06*, HIV prevention organizations: Determining successful prevention strategies. Co-Advisor with Dr. Kent Maynard, Anthropology & Sociology
  • Mike Perkins '05, Characterization of the Burkholderia cenocepacia GacSA-like regulatory system
  • Shantanu Bhatt '04*, Identification of hyperosmotically regulated genes in Burkholderia cenocepacia
  • Nicole Coggins,’13, Senior research 2012-2012
  • Herb Porter '13, Directed study 2012-2013
  • Julia Shneyderman '13, Directed study Fall 2012
  • Jamieson Weaver, Granville High School junior, Summer 2012
  • Meghan Diefenbacher,’15, Anderson Scholar-Summer 2012
  • Jessica Wilson ’11, Anderson Scholar-Summer 2011; Directed study 2011-2012
  • Kasi Eastep, Anderson Scholar-Summer 2011
  • Lin Mu, Directed study spring 2010; Directed study 2011
  • Sarah Eichner, Anderson Scholar-Summer 2009; Senior Research 2009-2010
  • Callie Merry ’09, Bowen Scholar Summer 2008; Senior Honors’ Research 2008-2009
  • Chase Foy ’10, Denison University Research Foundation research assistant, Summer 2008; Directed Study Fall 2008; Senior Honors’ Research 2009-2010
  • Sarah Jaffri ’08, Hughes Early Research Experience Scholar Summer 2006; Anderson Summer Scholar 2007, Senior Research Fall 2007-2008.
  • Bridget Peterson ’08, Anderson Summer Scholar 2007, Senior Honors’ Research, Fall 2007; Spring 2008
  • Becky Weber ’08, Senior Honors’ Research, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
  • Andrea Crabb ’07, Anderson Summer Scholar 2007, Senior Honors’ Research, Fall 2006- Spring 2007. OBASM Paul N. Hudson research award Spring 2007
  • Kate Seymour ’07, Anderson Summer Scholar 2006, Senior Honors’ Research, Fall 2006-Spring 2007.

* honors thesis