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Anthea Aikins, PhD

Anthea AikinsAssociate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
1200 N Dupont Hwy 
Dover, DE 19901
302.857.6407
aaikins [at] desu.edu

EDUCATION

Postdoctoral Research:  New Jersey Medical School-University Hospital - Cancer Center.  University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ), Rutgers University, Newark- NJ

Ph.D.:  Microbiology and a minor in College Teaching.  University of Missouri- Columbia, Missouri

B.S. (Hons.):  Biology, Delaware State University

RESEARCH INTERESTS/AREA

  • Microbiology
  • Yeast Genetics
  • Forensic Microbiology

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • STEM Women of Color Society

PUBLICATIONS

  • Bert Ely, Kiesha Wilson, Keshawn Ross, Damyen Ingram, Tajah Lewter, Jasmine Herring, David Duncan, Anthea Aikins, and Derrick Scott.  Genome Comparisons of Wild Isolates of Caulobacter crescentus Reveal Rates of Inversion and Horizontal Gene Transfer. Current Microbiology (2018) DOI: 10.1007/s00284-018-1606-x
  • Derrick Scott, LaTia Scott, Kiesha Wilson, Keshawn Ross, Damyen Ingram, Tajah Lewter, Jasmine Herring, David Duncan, Anthea Aikins, and Bert Ely.  Complete Genome Sequence of a Wild Isolate of Caulobacter vibrioides strain CB2. Microbiology Resource Announcement (2018) DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01215-18
  • Derrick Scott, Kiesha Wilson, Keshawn Ross, Damyen Ingram, Tajah Lewter, Jasmine Herring, David Duncan, Anthea Aikins, and Bert Ely Complete Genome Sequence of a Wild-Type Isolate of Caulobacter vibrioides strain CB1. Microbiology Resource Announcement (2018) DOI: 10.1128/MRA.01153-18
  • Helmy, F.M, Aikins, A., Belfield, C. and Juracka, A. (2007). Studies on the endogenous phospholipids of chick embryo myocardium and their in vitro hydrolysis by endogenous phospholipases during embryogenesis. Cell Biochemistry and function, Vol. 25, 571-579.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • 2018:  Excellence in Faculty Teaching - College of Mathematics, Natural Science and Technology (CMNST).  Delaware State University

TEACHING

  • Microbiology
  • Forensic Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Human Diseases
  • Genetics Lab
  • Cell Biology Lab
  • General Chemistry I
  • University Seminar I & II
  • Introduction to Biology Professions

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

  • Abraham, C., Scott D., and Aikins A (2019).  Identification and Characterization of Bacterial Isolates in Decomposition.  Delaware State University.  2019 Summer Research Symposium
  • Simmons, J., Scott D., and Aikins A (2019).  Isolation and Characterization of Microbial Isolates.  Delaware State University.  2019 Summer Research Symposium
  • Snipes, J., Scott, D., and Aikins A (2019).  Identification and Distinguishing Unknown Microbial Samples.  Delaware State University.  2019 Summer Research Symposium
  • Douglas M., Hans K., Scott D.and Aikins A. (2018).  The Effects of Shade and Exposure on the Microbial Load of Selected Opening in Carrion Decomposition.  Delaware State University.  Research Symposium – Capstone Project
  • Rose R., Hans K., Scott D. and Aikins A. (2018).  The Effects of Shade and Exposure on the Microbial Load of Selected Opening in Carrion Decomposition.  Delaware State University.  Research Symposium – Capstone Project
  • Bobb M., Hans K. and Aikins A. (2018).  Exploring the Microbial Communities in Carrion decomposition stages.  Delaware State University.  Summer Research Symposium
  • Harris T., Temburni M., and Aikins A (2018).  Astrocyte Cultures from Chick Optic Tactum.  Delaware State University.  Summer Research Symposium
  • Besong M, Chintapenta L., Ozbay G, Aikins A., Besong S., Aryee A. (2018).  Evaluation of Antibacterial Properties of African Basil (Ocimum gratissimum) and Tassel Flower (Emilia coccinea) Leaf Extracts.  Experimental Biology 2018, San Diego, California
  • Fillmore Q., Aryee A. and Aikins A. (2018).  Exploring the potential antibiotic properties of selected plant extract against Salmonella.  Delaware State University.  Research Day. 
  • Matthews M, Aryee A and Aikins A. (2018).  Exploring the potential antimicrobial properties of selected plant extracts against Enterococcus faecalis.  Delaware State University.  Research Day. 
  • Morrision C, Aryee A. and Aikins (2018).  Exploring the potential antimicrobial properties of selected plant extracts against E.coli. Delaware State University.  Research Day. 
  • Small J. Aryee A. and Aikins A (2018).  Exploring the antimicrobial properties of plant extracts against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria.  Delaware State University.  Research Day.
  • Small J. and Aikins A (2017).  Validating the 16s Sequence of E.coli.  Delaware State University.  Research Day.
  • Larbi, L. and Aikins A (2016).  Isolation and Characterization of the Bacterial load on Selected surfaces.  Delaware State University.  Summer Research Symposium
  • Cruz, V. and Aikins A (2016).  Role of Pcl6 & Pcl7 in Yeast Cell Biology.  Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Long Beach, California