For more information on Dr. Ponder, please visit her lab webpage.
FST 1014: Food in World History
FST 4634: Epidemiology of Food and Waterborne Disease
FST 5634G: Epidemiology of Food and Waterborne Disease
2007 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
2005-2007 ASM/NCID Emerging Infectious Disease Postdoctoral Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Infectious Disease, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease, Foodborne and Diarrheal Disease Branch, National Salmonella Reference Laboratory
1999-2005 Graduate Assistant, Michigan State University
Microbial Ecology of Agricultural Commodities
Ayala-del-Río, H., P. Chain, J. Grzymski, M. Ponder, N. Ivanova, P. Bergholz, G. Di Bartolo, L. Hauser, M. Land, C. Bakermans, D. Rodrigues, J. Klappenbach, D. Zarka, F. Larimer, P. Richardson, A. Murray, M. Thomashow and J. Tiedje. 2010. The genome sequence of Psychrobacter arcticus 273-4, a psychroactive Siberian permafrost bacterium, reveals mechanisms for adaptation to low-temperature growth. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76(7):2304-12.
Hintz, L., R. Boyer, M. Ponder, R. Williams and S. Rideout. 2010. Recovery of Salmonella enterica Newport introduced through irrigation water from tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum) fruit, roots, stems, and leaves. HortScience. 45:675-678.
Lopez-Velasco, G., M. Davis, R. Boyer, R. Williams and M. Ponder. 2010. Alterations of the phylloepiphytic bacterial community associated with interactions of E. coli O157:H7 during storage of packaged spinach at refrigeration temperatures. Food Microbiology. 27(4):476-486.
Price, K., H. Totty, H. Lee, M. Utt, J. Escobar and M. Ponder. 2010. Use of Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product on growth performance and microbiota of weaned pigs during Salmonella infection. Journal of Animal Science. 88:3896-3908.
Ponder, M. and S. Sumner. 2009. Use of case studies to introduce undergraduate students to principles of food microbiology, molecular biology and epidemiology of food-borne disease. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. 37(3):156-163.
Ponder, M., M. Thomashow and J. Tiedje. 2008. Metabolic activity of Siberian permafrost isolated bacteria Psychrobacter arcticus 273-4 and Exiguobacterium 255-15 at low water activities. Extremophiles. 12:481-490.
Zheng, S., M. Ponder, J. Shih, J. Tiedje, M. Thomashow and D. Lubman. 2007. A proteomic analysis of Psychrobacter articus 273-4 adaptation to low temperature and salinity using a 2-D liquid mapping approach. Electrophoresis. 28(3):467-88.
Bakermans, C., H. Ayala, M. Ponder, J. Tiedje, J. and M. Thomashow. 2006. Psychrobacter cryohalolentis sp. Nov. and Psychrobacter arcticus sp. nov. isolated from Siberian permafrost. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 56(Pt 6):1285-91.
Vishnivetskaya, T., M. Petrova, J. Urbance, M. Ponder, C. Moyer, D. Gilichinsky and J. Tiedje. 2006. Bacterial community in ancient siberian permafrost as characterized by culture and culture-independent methods. Astrobiology. 6(3):400-414.
Ponder, M., S. Gilmour, P. Bergholz, C. Mindock, R. Hollingsworth, M. Thomashow and J. Tiedje. 2005. Characterization of potential stress responses in ancient siberian permafrost psychroactive bacteria. FEMS Microbial Ecology. 53(1):103-15.