Yates, Marylynn V
Professor of Environmental Microbiiology
- College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
- CNAS Dean's Office
- Environmental Science
Specific areas of research include:
developing and improving methods to detect microorganisms in environmental samples (e.g., water, wastewater, biosolids, and soil) using traditional cultural methods as well as molecular methods;
developing methods to assess the vulnerability of ground water to fecal contamination using bacteriophages;
examining the factors that control the persistence of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment;
assessing the potential for microbial contamination of ground water using both laboratory soil columns and field tracer studies;
assessing the efficacy of water, wastewater, and biosolids treatment processes to inactivate pathogenic microorganisms; and
assessing the potential for the use of mathematical models to predict the survival and transport of microorganisms in soil-water systems.
- B.S. 1980
- University of Wisconsin
- M.S. 1982
- New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
- Ph.D. 1984
- University of Arizona
2009 American Society for Microbiology, Councilor
2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Member, Science Advisory Board Drinking Water Committee
Dr.Yates conducts research in the area of water and wastewater microbiology. Her research focuses on assessing the potential for the contamination of water by human pathogenic microorganisms. As the intentional use of reclaimed water and biosolids (which may contain pathogenic microorganisms) increases, it is necessary to undertand the potential impacts of these practices on public health.
Wang, A., A M. Salazar, M.V. Yates, A. Mulchandani, and W. Chen. 2005. Visualization and detection of infectious virus replication, Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 71 (12): 8397-8401.
Hwang, Y-C., W. Chen, and M.V. Yates. 2006. Use of fluorescence resonance energy transfer for rapid detection of enteroviral infection in vivo. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 72 (5): 3710-3715.
Yates, M.V., J. Malley, P. Rochelle, and R. Hoffman. 2006. Effect of adenovirus resistance on UV disinfection requirements - a report on the state of adenovirus science. J. Amer. Wat. Works Assoc., 98(6):93-106.
Hwang, Y.-C., O.M. Leong, W. Chen, and M.V Yates. 2007. Comparison of a reporter assay and immunomagnetic separation real-time RT-PCR for the detection of enteroviruses in seeded environmental water samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 73(7): 2338-2340.
Yates, M.V. 2007. Classical Indicators in the 21st Century -- Far and Beyond the Coliform. Wat. Environ. Res. 79(3): 279-286.