Dr. Michael P. Labare
Professor of MicrobiologyContact:Phone:
Professor Labare teaches 102, General Chemistry, CH375 Introduction to biology, CH385, Introduction to Cell Biology, CH388, Genetics, CH457 Microbiology and CH489/490, Individual Research. He is a member of the American Society for Microbiology. He has conducted postdoctoral research in biodegradation/bioremediation at Cornell University. His current research is focused on the use of short chain fatty acids to inactivate a number of pathogens such as anthrax spores, pig worms and cryptosporidium.
- Ph.D. University of Maryland, Marine Estuarine Environmental Science 1989
- M.A. State University New York, Chemistry 1984
- B.S. University of New England, Marine Biology, Marine Biology 1982
- "Ineffectiveness of two common disinfectants, a quaternary ammonium salt and povidone-iodine for the inactivation of Ascaris suum eggs," Labare, M.P.; H. Soohoo; D. Kim; K. yan Tsoi; J.L. Liotta; D.D. Bowman. American Journal of Infection Control, 2012. In Press.
- "Effects of short chain fatty acids on the release of dipicolinic acid from Bacillus anthracis endospores," Swartz, A.; D. Riegner; M.A. Butkus; M.P. Labare. Spring ACS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2012.
- "Inactivation of Ascaris suum by short-chain fatty acids," Butkus, M.A.; K.T. Hughes; D.D. Bowman; J.L. Liotta; M.B. Jenkins; M.P. Labare. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 2011, 77, 363-366.
- "Antibiotic resistant bacteria in chicken feces," Labare, M.F.; L. Takacs; H. Butler; E. Yess; C. Butler; M.P. Labare; D. Riegner. Abstract CHED163, 2010, Fall ACS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
- "The effects of elevated carbon dioxide levels on a Vibrio sp. isolated from the deep sea," Labare, M.P.; J.T. Bays; M.A. Butkus; T. Snyder-Leiby; A. Smith; A. Goldstein; J. D. Schwartz; K. C. Wilson; M. R. Ginter; E.A. Bare; R.E. Watts; E. Michealson; N. Miller; R. LaBranche. Environ. Sci. Poll. Res., 2010, 17(4), 1009-1015.
- "Inhibitory effects of short-chain fatty acids on Bacillus sps," Leforte, K.; A. Raulerson; D.D. Bowman; M.A. Butkus; M.P. Labare. Abstract 091, 2009, ASM Annual Biodefense Meeting. Baltimore. MD.
Short chain fatty acids have been found to be effective at inactivating Acaris suum (pig worm) eggs. The fatty acids are effective in both liquid and gas phases and with added surfactant. The laboratory is collaborating with Professor Michael Butkus (Dept of Geography and Environmental Engineering) and Professor Dwight Bowman (Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine). In addition, the fatty acids are toxic to Bacillus anthracis.