• Roger S. Greenwell, Assistant Professor

    Contact Information
    Office ST-310J

    B.S.,Western Kentucky University
    Ph.D.,University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Courses Taught
    • BI141 – Introduction to Cell & Molecular Biology
    • BI204 – Microbiology
    • BI205 – Research Techniques & Experimental Design
    • BI206 – Medical Microbiology
    • BI341 – Mycology
    • BI401 – Protein Purification
    • BI930 – Biological Chemistry
    1. Intercellular communication between soil bacteria and the role of secondary metabolites on streptomycete development
    2. Dissection of the signal transduction system involved in regulation of biosurfactant production in Streptomyces coelicolor
    3. Group IV sigma factor signal transduction systems and their role in cellular development or stress response in Streptomyces coelicolor
    4. Worcester State University Community Health Improvement Plan (WSU-CHIP) Outreach Program with Worcester Division of Public Health (DPH) – decrease incidence of sexually transmitted infections in Worcester County target demographic aged 15-24.
    5. WSU-CHIP Program with Worcester DPH – identifying and monitoring microbial diversity in Worcester City Parks.
    6. Small World Initiative Partnership – crowdsourcing discovery of new antibiotics in the classroom laboratory (
    1. Greenwell, R., Fazil, M.H.U.T., and Handey, H.P. (2015). Utilization of NGS and proteomic-based approaches to gain insights on cellular responses to singlet oxygen and improve energy yields for bacterial stress adaptation. In: Recent Advances in Plant Genomics, Bioinformatics and Interactomics. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
    2. Greenwell, R.S., Nam, T.-W., and Donohue, T.J. (2011) Features of Rhodobacter sphaeroides ChrR required for stimuli to promote dissociation of σE/ChrR complexes. J Mol Bio 407, 477-491.
    3. Redruello, B., Louro, B., Anjos, L., Silva, N., Greenwell, R.S., Canario, A.V.M., and Power, D.M. (2010). CRTAC1 homolog proteins are conserved from cyanobacteria to man and secreted by the teleost fish pituitary gland. Gene 456(1-2), 1-14.
    4. Campbell, E., Greenwell, R., Anthony, J. R., Wang, S., Lim, L., Sofia, H. J., Donohue, T. J., and S. A. Darst. (2007) A conserved structural module regulates transcriptional responses to diverse stress signals in bacteria. Molecular Cell 27(5), 793-805.
    5. R. Greenwell, L. Huang, and W.-P. Pan, “Field Testing of Reducing Mercury with High Chlorine Coals,” Proceedings, Spring Technical Meeting, Central States Section, The Combustion Institute, April 7-9, 2002, Knoxville, TN.
    6. Wei-Ping Pan, Yufeng Duan, Gene Pan, Rongcai Xie, Yan Cao, Linchuan Li, Shawn Kellie, and Roger Greenwell, “Field Testing of Flue Gas Mercury and Speciation with Low NOx Burner,” Proceedings, 19th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September 23-27, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA.
    7. Wei-Ping Pan, Lingchuan Li, Yufeng Duan, Rongcai Xie, Yan Cao, Shawn Kellie, Gene Pan, Roger Greenwell, and John Riley, “The Effects of the Pre-Heater and ESP on Mercury Speciation and Concentration in a 100MWth Wall-fired Combustor,” Proceedings, 19th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September 23-27, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA.
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