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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Alumni | Robert Sean Norman
Robert Sean Norman

Mentor: Dr. Pamela J. Morris

Year Graduated: 2004

University/Degrees: Augusta College B.S. MUSC M.S.

Post Doctoral: Fellow, Biotechnology Center for Agriculture and the Environment. Rutgers University, NJ

Thesis: Exploring the Role of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Crude Oil Biodegradation


• SC Dept of Natural Resources Slocum-Lunz Award 5/01-5/02 ($800)

• Travel Award to Puerto Rico to present abstract, American Society for Microbiology ($500)

Norman, R.S., R. Frontera-Suau, and P.J. Morris. 2002. Variability in Pseudomonas aeruginosa lipopolysaccharide expression during crude oil degradation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology (In Press).

Meeting, Abstracts and Presentations
Norman, R.S. and P.J. Morris. 2001. Cell surface adaptation of Pseudomonas aeruginosa during growth on crude oil. ASM Conference on Biodegradation, Biotransformation, and

Biocatalysis, 2-6 October, San Juan, Puerto Rico. R.S. Norman won an American Society for Microbiology student travel award for this presentation.

Norman, R.S. and P.J. Morris. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Cell Surface Adaptation During Growth on Crude Oil. ASM Conference on Biodegradation, Biotransformation, and Biocatalysis, MUSC Student Research Day 2001.

Norman, R.S., P. Moeller, and P.J. Morris. 2002. Pyocyanin production by Pseudomonas aeruginosa in crude oil-degrading cultures. American Society for Microbiology 102nd General Meeting, 19-23 May, Salt Lake City, Utah.