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Dr. Colleen McDermott

Biology/Microbiology Department

Colleen McDermott


Courses taught in the Medical Technology Curriculum:
Biology 341
5 Cr
Medical Bacteriology
Biology 312/313 4 Cr
Medical Mycology Biology 250
2 Cr


Curriculum Vitae


Department of Biology and Microbiology, Halsey Science Center
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI, 54901.
(920) 424-7090, (920) 424-1101 (FAX)

Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh



B.S. (1980) Cornell University, Biology

M.S. (1982) Iowa State University, Nutritional Physiology D.V.M. (1986) Iowa State University

D.V.M. (1986)

Ph.D. (1990) Kansas State University, Immunopathology

Microbiology (1990)


  1. McDermott, C.M., R.L. Horst, E.T. Littledike, and D.C. Beitz. 1982. Concentrations of vitamin D3 and its metabolites in plasma and milk of dairy cows fed different amounts of vitamin D3. J Dairy Sci 68:1059.
  2. McDermott, C.M., J.S. Cullor, and B.W. Fenwick. 1991. Intracellular and extracellular enzymatic deacylation of bacterial endotoxin during localized inflammation induced by Escherichia coli. Infec Immun 59:478.
  3. McDermott, C.M., J.L. Morrill, and B.W. Fenwick. 1991. Deacylation of endotoxin during natural cases of bovine mastitis.J. Dairy Sci 74:1227.
  4. McDermott, C.M. and B.W. Fenwick. 1992. Neutrophil activation associated with increased neutrophil acyloxyacyl hydrolase activity during inflammation in cattle. Am J Vet Res 53(5):803.
  5. McDermott, C.M., R. Feola, and J. Plude. 1995. A novel immunoassay for detection of cyanobacterial toxin (microcystin) in water. Toxicon 33:1433-1442.
  6. McDermott, C.M. , C.W. Nho, W. Howard, and B. Holton. 1998. The cyanobacterial toxin, microcystin-LR, causes apoptosis in a variety of cell types. Toxicon 36:1981-1996.
  7. McDermott, C.M., L, Eagen, M. Martin Matos, and D.L. Parker. 1997. Toxicologic, serologic, and spectral properties of certain Microcytis spp. and Synechocystis spp. clonal cultures (Cyanobacteria, Chroococcales). J. Phycol. (In preparation).



1986 Veterinarian, Large Animal Practice, Animal Health Center, Rice Lake, WI

1987 Graduate Research Associate, PhD Candidate and Resident in Pathology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

1990 Consultant/Owner, Northeast Wisconsin Veterinary Pathology Service, Hortonville, WI

1990-1993 State Veterinarian, Fox Valley Greyhound Park, Kaukauna, WI

1990-1991 Veterinarian, Small Animal Pract. American Animal Hospital, Neenah, WI

1991- Associate Professor, Department of Biology/Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI



  • National Institutes of Health (NIH). (1995- 1998). "Effects of microcystins on cell cycle events".
  • University of Wisconsin Applied Research Grant (1993-1994). " Detection of Cyanobacterial toxin (microcystin) in waters of Northeastern Wisconsin".
  • University of Wisconsin Applied Research Grant (1995-1996). "Direct microbial conversion of corn and paper mill sludge to ethanol and cattle feed".
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Society Grant (1996). "Purification of the cyanobacterial toxin, microcystin, by a new strong anion exchange procedure".
  • National Science Foundation (NSF ILI) (1998-2000) Co-Pl with Teri Shors "Introduction of molecular techniques in the Virology and Microbiology curriculum".



American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Association of Bovine Practitioners

American Society for Microbiology

American Veterinary Medical Association

Gamma Sigma Pi (National Agricultural Honorary)

International Society of Toxinology

Mastitis Research Workers Association

Phi Kappa Phi (National Honorary)

Phi Zeta (National Veterinary Honorary)

Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association



Immunology and Serology Biology 341/541 5 credits
Medical Bacteriology Biology 312/512 2 credits
Medical Bacteriology Laboratory Biology 313/513 2 credits
Microbioal Survey (Laboratories) Biology 233 2 credits
Advanced Topics in Microbiology Biology 765 (Rotating) 2 credits
Medical Mycology Biology 250 2 credits
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