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Kristin Pederson Gulrud Ph.D.

Kristin Pederson Gulrud Ph.D.

EDUCATION

1990 - B.A., Bio-medical Sciences, St. Cloud State University, St Cloud, MN
1996 - Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
2005 - Public Health Institute, University of Minnesota, PubH 7217-101 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2011-present Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, St. Cloud State University

 

2007-2011 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences, St. Cloud State University

*Instructed BIOL 362 (Microbiology), BIOL 390 (Emerging Infectious Diseases), BIOL 462 (Virology), BIOL 472 (Medical Microbiology), and 610 (Public Health Microbiology)

*Research interests:  Microbial pathogenesis, Public Health, Toxins, Food poisoning, 

Infectious disease epidemiology, DNA fingerprinting 

 

2001-2007 Research Scientist 2, Minnesota Department of Health, Molecular Epidemiology 

*Developed a novel subtyping scheme for Salmonella enterica in collaboration with 

the Centers for Disease Control and the Association of Public Health Laboratories 

*Participated with the Marshfield Clinic and the University of MN on the three year

Enterococcal Poultry and Human AntiMicrobial Resistance Marker Study

*Contributed in the development of subtyping methods for Giardia sp., Bordetella 

pertussis, Treponema palladium, and HIV from clinical specimens

*Lectured for Molecular and Genetic Basis of Microbial Pathogenesis 4151, and 

Biology Colloquium 1020 at the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN.

 

1996-2001 Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Microbiology, Medical College of Wisconsin

*Identified an enzymatic activity and membrane localization domain of the ExoS 

toxin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa

*Characterized the role of ExoS in disruption of cellular signal transduction

*Instructed the laboratory for Medical Microbiology 201 for three years

*Lectured for Techniques in Molecular and Cell Biology 4151

*Lectured for Cell Biology at Wisconsin Lutheran University, Milwaukee, WI

 

1990-1996 Doctoral Student - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

*Thesis title:  Regulation of ail Gene Expression in Response to Environmental Factors

 

1988 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), University of Wisconsin, Department of Bacteriology, Madison, WI

 

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS and AWARDS

 

2010-2011 Faculty Research Grant “Development of a MLVA DNA Fingerprinting Method for Strains of Bacillus cereus Recovered from Food.” SCSU ($4122.00)

1997-1999     National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award ($54,876)

“Activation of Exoenzyme S by the Eukaryotic Protein FAS”

1995 First Place, Student Research Competition, ASM, Rocky Mountain Branch 

1995 Outstanding Student Research Award, University of Colorado Research Forum

1993 American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Student Travel Award  ($1000)

1993 Student Travel Award, ($1500) Bristol-Meyers Squibb Symposium, Monterey, CA.

1990-1996 Graduate Research Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1990-1991 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship ($750.00)

1990-1991 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

1990 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship - Honorable Mention

1988 National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Madison WI

1988-present Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Academic Honor Society

1988 Biology Endowed Fund Scholarship, St. Cloud State University

1986, 1987 Alliss Academic Scholarship, St. Cloud State University

1986 Sophomore Academic Excellence Award, St. Cloud State University

1985 Leadership Scholarship, St. Cloud State University

 

INVITED SEMINARS

 

2009 University of South Dakota, Department of Biology, Vermillion, S.D.

2005 Microbiology Club, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2004 Pulse-Net 8th Annual Update Meeting, San Diego CA

2004 Next Generation Research Funding Proposal Project Update, San Diego, CA

2003 American Society of Microbiology North Branch Regional Meeting, Quincy, MA

2003 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2003 Pulse-Net 7th Annual Update Meeting, San Antonio, TX 

2003 Next Generation Research Funding Proposal Project Update, San Antonio, TX

2002 Biology Seminar Series, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

2002 Next Generation Research Funding Proposal Project Update, CDC, Atlanta, GA

2002 Community-Onset MRSA Experts Meeting, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, G

1999 Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response Meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

2007-present American Society for Microbiology North Central Branch

*Secretary (2008-2009), *Councilor (2009-2011)

2005-present Sigma Delta Epsilon Graduate Women in Science

2002-present Henrici Microbiology Society

2001-present Minnesota Interlaboratory Microbiology Association (MIMA)

*Treasurer (2003-2005)

1996-2001 Women in Science of Southeastern Wisconsin

*Secretary (2001), *Vice-President’s council (2000-2001)

1996-1999 Milwaukee Microbiology Society

1991-1996 American Society for Microbiology Rocky Mountain Branch

1992-present American Society for Microbiology National Organization 

1988-present Phi Kappa Phi Interdisciplinary Honor Society

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Gulrud, K.P.. 2010. Tandem Repeat-based Typing Methods.  In Foley, S., Nayak, R., Johnson, T., and S. 

Shukla (ed.)   Molecular Typing Methods for Tracking Foodborne Microorganisms, 1st ed, Nova 

Publishing Inc,, New York. (accepted for publication, in press)

2. Zhang, Y., Deng, Q., Porath, J., Williams, C.L., Pederson-Gulrud, K.J., and J.T. Barbieri. 2007.  Plasma membrane localization affects the RhoGAP specificity of Pseudomonas ExoS. Cell. Microbio., 9:2192-2201.

3. Boxrud, D., K. Pederson-Gulrud, J. Wotton, C. Medus, E. Lyszkowicz, J. Besser, and J.M. Bartkus. 2007. Comparison of Multiple-Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, and Phage Typing for Subtype Analysis of Salmonella enterica Serotype 

Enteritidis.  J. Clin. Microbiol., 45:536-543.

4. Kielke, A.L., M.A. Borchadt, B.A. Kielke, B., S.K. Spencer, M.F. Vandermause, K.E. Smith, S. J. Jawahir, and E.A. Belongia for the Marshfield Enterococcal Study Group. 2006.  Use of Streptogramin Growth Promoters in Poultry and Isolation of Streptograminin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium from Humans. J.of Infectious Diseases. 194: 1200-1208.

5. Pederson, K.J., R. Krall, M.J. Riese, and J.T. Barbieri.  2002. Intracellular localization modulates 

targeting of ExoS, a type III cytotoxin, to eukaryotic signalling proteins. Mol. Microbiol. 46:1381-90.

6. Krall, R., J. Sun, K.J. Pederson, and J.T. Barbieri.  2002. In vivo rho GTPase-activating protein activity of 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa cytotoxin ExoS.  Infect. Immun. 70:360-7.

7. Wurtele, M., E. Wolf, K.J. Pederson, G. Buchwald, M.R. Ahmadian, J.T. Barbieri, and A.Wittinghofer. 2001. Downregulation of GTP-binding protein by a bacterial toxin at high resolution.  Nature Structural Biology.  8:23-26.

8. Barbieri, J.T., and K.J. Pederson. 2000. Bacterial toxins in disease production.  In Brogden, K.A. (ed.) 

Virulence Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogens, 3rd ed. ASM Press, Washington, D.C.  pp.163-174.

9. Pederson, K.J., S. Pal, A.J. Vallis, D.W. Frank, and J.T. Barbieri. 2000. Intracellular localization and

processing of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS in eukaryotic cells.  Mol. Microbiol.  37:287-299.

10. Haller, J.C., S. Carlson, K.J. Pederson, and D.E. Pierson. 2000. A chromosomally-encoded type III 

secretion pathway in Yersinia enterocolitica is important in the early stages of infection.  Mol. Microbiol. 36:1436-1446.

11. Goehring, U-M., G. Schmidt, K.J. Pederson, K. Aktories, and J.T. Barbieri. 1999. The N-terminal 

domain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Exoenzyme S is a GTPase-activating protein for Rho GTPases. J. 

Biol. Chem. 274:36369-36372.

12. Pederson, K.J., A.J. Vallis, K. Aktories, D.W. Frank, and J.T. Barbieri. 1999. The amino-terminal 

domain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS disrupts actin filaments via small-molecular-weight GTP 

binding proteins., Mol. Microbiol., 32:393-401.

13. Masters, S.C., K.J. Pederson, L.X. Zhang, J.T. Barbieri, and H.A. Fu.  1999. Interaction of 14-3-3 

with a nonphosphorylated protein ligand, exoenzyme S of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biochemistry, 38:5216-5221.

14. Radke, J.R., K.J. Pederson, and J.T. Barbieri, 1999.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoenzyme S is a 

biglutamic acid ADP-ribosyltransferase. Infect. Immun. 67:1508-10.

15. Pederson, K.J. and J.T. Barbieri.  1998. Intracellular expression of the ADP-ribosyltransferase domain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa exoenzyme S is cytotoxic to eukaryotic cells. Mol. Microbiol. 30:751-9.

16. Pederson, K.J., S. Carlson, and D.E. Pierson, 1997. The ClpP protein, a subunit of the Clp protease, 

modulates ail gene expression in Yersinia enterocolitica, Mol. Microbiol., 26:99-107.

17. Pederson, K.J. and D.E. Pierson.  1995.  Ail expression in Yersinia enterocolitica is affected by oxygen 

tension.  Infect. Immun. 63:4199-201.

 

ABSTRACTS

 

1. Mills, N., Cook, B., Gulrud, K., Ratliff, S., Vorell, M. 2011Models of Collaborative Learning: How One Faculty Learning Community Implemented Nine Models of Collaborative Learning. Lilly West Conference on College and University Teaching. June 2-5, 2011, Bethesda, M.D. 

2. Gucinski, M., Howe, M., and K.P. Gulrud.  2011. The Development of a DNA FingerprintingMethod 

for Bacillus cereus. SCSU Student Research Colloquium. April 19, 2011, St. Cloud, MN.

3. Read, J. T. Schaeffer, and K.P. Gulrud. 2011.  Product Testing for Microbiocidal Activity. SCSU Student 

Research Colloquium. April 19, 2011, St. Cloud, MN.

4. Gucinski, M. A. Hord, and K.P. Gulrud. 2010. The analysis of the applicabillity of a DNA fingerprinting 

method for Bacillus cereus .  70th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American 

Society for Microbiology, October 1-2, Mankato, MN.

5. Mboko, W. and K.P. Gulrud . 2010. Characterization of Bacillus cereus honey isolates and pathogenic 

effects on the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta). SCSU Student Research Colloquium. April 20, 

2010, St. Cloud, MN.

6. Zemien, A., T. Blenker, and K.P. Gulrud.  2010. Isolation of the BceT enterotoxin in strains of Bacillus 

cereus isolated from honey.. SCSU Student Research Colloquium. April 20, 2010, St. Cloud, MN.

7. Gucinski, M., A. Hord, and K.P. Gulrud. 2010. Analysis of the applicability of a DNA fingerprinting 

method for Bacillus cereus. SCSU Student Research Colloquium. April 20, 2010, St. Cloud, MN. 

8. Mboko, W., J. Cornell, G. Schrank and K.P.Gulrud.  2009. Characterization of Bacillus cereus honey 

isolates and pathogenic effects on the tobacco hornworm (Manduca sexta),  69th Annual Meeting of 

the North Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology, October 9-10, 2009, LaCrosse, WI.

9. Lindfors, J., T. Miller, G.D. Schrank, and K. P. Gulrud. 2009. Investigation of multiple fingerprinting 

methods to discriminate between Bacillus cereus group I Bacteria. SCSU Student Research 

Colloquium. April 21, 2009. 

10. Beeler, J.P., T.J. Neis, and K.P. Gulrud. 2008.  Preliminary characterization of Bacillus cereus strains 

isolated from honey. 68th Annual Meeting of the North Central Branch of the American Society for 

Microbiology, October x Bacillus cereus -x, 2008. St. Cloud, MN.

11. Lindfors, K., G.D. Schrank, and K. Gulrud. 2008. Isolation and characterization of Bacillus cereus from 

common food products. Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.

12. Pederson-Gulrud, K., D. Boxrud, C. Medus, J. Besser, and J.M. Bartkus.  2006. Comparison of Multi-

Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis (MLVA) and Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis 

(PFGE) for Surveillance of Salmonella Typhimurium.  In Abstracts of the 10th Annual Pulse-Net 

Update Meeting, Miami, FL.

13. Boxrud, D., K. Pederson-Gulrud, C. Medus, J. Besser, E. Lyszkowicz, and J. M. Bartkus.  2005. 

Comparison of Multiple-Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel 

Electrophoresis and Phage Typing for Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis.  In Abstracts of the 

7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers.  British Columbia, Canada.

14. Boxrud, D., K. Pederson-Gulrud, C. Medus, J. Besser, E. Lyszkowicz, and J. M. Bartkus. 2005. 

Comparison of Multiple-Locus Variable Number Tandem Repeat Analysis, Pulsed-Field Gel 

Electrophoresis and Phage Typing for Salmonella enterica Serotype Enteritidis.  In Abstracts of the 

9th Annual Pulse-Net Update Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

15. Pederson, K.J., D. Boxrud, S. Vetter, J. Besser, and J. Bartkus, 2003.  Molecular subtyping of Salmonella 

Typhimurium by Multi-Locus VNTR Analysis (MLVA), abstr. C-407, p 193.  In Abstracts of the 

101st General meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington D.C.

16. Pederson, K., R. Krall, G. Ning, J. Barbieri.  2002. Characterization of the membrane localization domain 

of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS.  In Abstracts of the 102nd General meeting of the American 

Society for Microbiology, ASM, Washington D.C.

17. Pederson, K.J., and J.T. Barbieri.  2001.  Characterization of the intracellular localization of 

Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS cytotoxin in eukaryotic cells. Symposium on Biological Imaging 

“Solving Biological Problems with Imaging Technology”, University of Wisconsin-Madison and 

Promega Corporation, Promega Biopharmaceutical Technology Center, Madison, WI.

18. Pederson, K.J., S. Pal, and J.T. Barbieri.  2000. Functional mapping of catalytic and cellular localization 

domains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS.  Seventh Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis 

Meeting, Columbus, OH.

19. Pederson, K.J., S. Pal, and J.T. Barbieri. 2000.  Identification of catalytic and cellular localization 

domains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS, abstr. B-110, p. 66. In Abstracts of the 100th General 

meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Los Angeles, CA.

20. Pederson, K.J., A.J. Vallis, D.W. Frank, and J.T. Barbieri.  1999.  Exoenzyme S of Pseudomonas 

aeruginosa is a GAP for Rho GTPase and localizes to membranes in eukaryotic cells. Sixth Annual 

Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Meeting, Milwaukee, WI.

21. Pederson, K.J., A.J. Vallis, D.W. Frank, and J.T. Barbieri.  1999.  In Vivo analysis of the dual effector 

domains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa ExoS, abstr. D/B-44, p. 218.  In Abstracts of the 99th General 

meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Chicago, IL.

22. Pederson, K.J. and J.T. Barbieri.  1999.  Membrane localization of ExoS is required for efficient 

cytoskeletal rearrangement of eukaryotic cells.  Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response Meeting, 

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, NY.

23. Barbieri, J.T., K.J. Pederson, and A.K. Ganesan.  1999.  Pseudomonas aeruginosa Exoenzyme S, a 

bifunctional Type III secreted cytotoxin.  9th European Workshop on Bacterial Toxins, Etox 9, Ste. 

Maxime, France.

24. Pederson K.J. and J. T. Barbieri. 1998.  In vivo structure function analysis of the Pseudomonas 

aeruginosa ADP-ribosyltransferase, exoenzyme S. Federation of American Societies for Experimental 

Biology Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis:  Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases, Snowmass, CO.

25. Pederson, K.J. and J.T. Barbieri. 1998.  Expression of the ADP-ribosyltransferase domain of 

Pseudomonas Exoenzyme S is cytotoxic to eukaryotic cells.  In Abstracts of the 98th General Meeting 

of the American Society for Microbiology, ASM, Washington, D.C.

26. Masters, S.C., K.J. Pederson, L. Zhang, J. T. Barbieri, and H.Fu. 1998.  Direct interaction of the 14-3-3 

proteins with Exoenzyme S of Pseudomonas aeruginosaIn Abstracts of the 98th General Meeting of 

the American Society for Microbiology, ASM, Washington, D.C.

27. Carlson S., K.J. Pederson, and D.E. Pierson. 1997.  Identification of a novel chromosomally-encoded Type 

III secretion in Yersinia enterocoliticaIn Abstracts of the 97th General Meeting of the American 

Society for Microbiology, ASM, Washington D.C.

28. Pederson, K.J. and D.E. Pierson.  1996.  Identification of a clpP homolog in Yersinia enterocolitica and 

its role in the regulation of Ail expression in stationary phase, abstr. B-239.  In Abstracts of the 96th 

General meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  ASM, Washington D.C.

29. Pederson, K.J. and D.E. Pierson.  1995.  Identification of a clpP homolog in Yersinia enterocolitica and 

its role in regulation of the ail gene.  Rocky Mountain Branch, American Society for Microbiology 

Spring meeting, Denver, CO.

30. Pederson, K.J. and D.E. Pierson.  1994.  Effect of low oxygen tension on ail gene expression in Yersinia 

enterocolitica, abstr. D-8, p. 97.  In Abstracts of the 94th General meeting of the American Society for 

Microbiology, ASM, Washington D.C.

31. Pederson, K.J. and D.E.Pierson.  1993.  The effect of oxygen on the Ail protein of Yersinia 

enterocolitica., Rocky Mountain Branch, American Society for Microbiology Fall meeting, Fort 

Collins, CO.

32. Pederson, K.J. and D.E. Pierson. 1993.  Investigation of environmental regulation of the inv and ail genes 

of Yersinia enterocolitica., abstr. B-160, p. 54. In Abstracts of the 93rd General Meeting of the 

American Society for Microbiology, ASM, Washington, D.C.

33. Pederson, K.J., and D.E. Pierson, 1992.  Regulation of the invasion genes of Yersinia enterocolitica by 

environmental factors.  Rocky Mountain Branch, American Society for Microbiology Spring meeting, 

Denver, CO.

34. Pederson, K.J., D.M. McGuire, and G.D. Schrank.  1990.  Analysis of Coagulase-Negative Staphylococci 

by Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate-Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis.  Minnesota Academy of Science 

annual meeting, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

 

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