Publications

Selected Publications (2010-2018)

 

Book (*chief edited and co-authored)

  1. *Cheeptham N (Editor) Cave Microbiomes: A novel resource in drug discovery. SpringerBrief Series. October 2012.

Chapters:

  1. Cheeptham, N. (2013). Advances and challenges in studying cave microbial diversity. In Cave Microbiomes: A Novel Resource for Drug Discovery, N. Cheeptham, ed. (London, UK: Springer). pp. 1-34.
  2. Cheeptham, N. and Saiz-Jimenez, C. (2015). [Invited] New Sources of Antibiotics: Caves. In Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends, Sergio Sánchez and Arnold L. Demain, editors. (Norwich, UK: Caister Academic Press). ISBN is 978-1-908230-55-3.

Peer-Reviewed Publications (Former supervised/co-supervised undergraduate student co-authored underlined, #former graduate students co-authored, * indicates corresponding author)

  1. Soumya Ghosh , Emma Persad, Ting-Yun Shiue , Cindy Lam, Afsana Islam, Lauren G. Mascibroda, Michael B. Sherman, Thomas Smith* and Naowarat Cheeptham* (2018) Explorative Study on Isolation and Characterization of a Microviridae G4 Bacteriophage, EMCL318, against Multi-Drug-resistant Escherichia coli 15-318. Antibiotics 2018, 7(4), 92; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics7040092
  2.  Soumya Ghosh, Robyn McArthur, Zhi Chao Guo, Rory McKerchar, Kingsley Donkor, Jianping Xu, Cori Lausen, and *Naowarat Cheeptham (2018) Evidence for Anti-Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) Activity of Propolis. Antibiotics, 7(1), 2; doi:10.3390/antibiotics7010002   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29267199
  3. Soumya Ghosh, Elise Paine, Rob Wall, Gabrielle Kam, Tanna Lauriente, Pet-Chompoo Sa-ngarmangkang, Derrick Horne, and *Naowarat Cheeptham (2017) In situ cultured bacterial diversity from the Iron Curtain Cave, Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. Diversity, 9(3): 36-51; doi:10.3390/d9030036   https://www.mdpi.com/1424-2818/9/3/36
  4. Ghosh, S., Kuisiene, N., and *Cheeptham, N. (2017) Cave microbiomes for drug discovery: reality or pipe dream? Biochemical Pharmacology 134: 18-34; http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000629521630421X?via%3Dihub
  5.  McArthur, R., Ghosh, S., and *Cheeptham, N. (2017) Improvement of protocols for the screening of biological control agents against white-nose syndrome. The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology Plus (JEMI+) 2:1-7 (May 2017).   https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317019675_Improvement_of_protocols_for_the_screening_of_biological_control_agents_against_white-nose_syndrome
  6. Mason, C., Randhawa, A., Watson, K., Ross Friedman, C., and *Cheeptham, N. (2016) Using scanning electron microscopy to study microbial communities in speleothem samples collected from Iron Curtain Cave. The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology Plus (JEMI+) 2:1-7 (February 2016).   https://jemi.microbiology.ubc.ca/sites/default/files/JEMI%2B091115_Mason%20et%20al_FINAL.pdf
  7. Out, B., Boyle, S. and *Cheeptham, N. (2016) Identification of fungi from soil in the Nakimu caves of Glacier National Park. The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology Plus (JEMI+), 2:26-32.
  8. Lam, C., McClean, A., Koeck, E., Ang, L., Naidu, P., Wagner, K., Donkor, D. and *Cheeptham, N. (2016). Investigation of Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionisation Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) for detection of Clostridium difficile toxin A and B from stool.  The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology(JEMI-NPR), 20: 1-6 (April 2016).
  9. Cohord Mason, Arjun Randhawa, Kent Watson, Cynthia Ross Friedman, and *Naowarat Cheeptham (2016) Using scanning electron microscopy to study microbial communities in speleothem samples collected from Iron Curtain Cave. The Journal of Experimental Microbiology and Immunology Plus (JEMI+) 2:1-7 (February 2016).
  10. Cristina Riquelme Gabriel, Maria de Lurdes Nunes Enes Dapkevicius, Ana Z. Miller, Zachary Charlop-Powers, Sean Brady, Cohord Mason and *Naowarat Cheeptham (2016) “Biotechnological potential of Actinobacteria isolated from Canadian and Azorean volcanic caves“. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 1-15.
  11. Cristina Riquelme Gabriel, Maria de Lurdes Nunes Enes Dapkevicius, Diana E. Northup, Jennifer J.M. Hathaway; Ara Kooser; Ana Z. Miller, Valme Jurado, Octavio Fernandez, Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez and *Naowarat Cheeptham (2015) “Actinobacteria in Volcanic Caves” In a special issue on Actinobacteria in special and extreme habitats: diversity, function roles and environment adaptation” to Frontiers in Microbiology. 6(Article1342):1-16 (December 2015).
  12. Cheeptham, N. (2015) Come Dine With Microbes: Where Microbiology, Food, and Culture Meet Community Outreach and Student Engagement (Perspective article). Fine Focus, 1(2):159-174.
  13. Lal, A. and *Cheeptham, N. (2014-2015) “ASM ATLAS Protocol: Decarboxylase broth” ASM MicrobeLibrary. http://www.microbelibrary.org/library/laboratory-test/4009-decarboxylase-broth-protocol and http://www.microbelibrary.org/library/laboratory-test/4010-decarboxylase-broth.
  14. Bandet T., Whitehead, S., Blondel-Hill, E., Wagner, K., and *Cheeptham, N. (2014). Susceptibility of clinical Moraxella catarrhalis isolates in the British Columbia Southern Interior to six empirically prescribed antibiotic agents.  The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. 25(3): 155-158.
  15. Rule, D. and *Cheeptham, N. (2013). Effects of UV light on antimicrobial activity of cave actinomycete metabolites. Journal of Speleology. 42(2): 147-153.
  16. Beuk, C., Hill, C., Whitehead, S., Blondel-Hill, E., Wagner, K. and *Cheeptham, N. (2012). Determination of susceptibility to fosfomycin and tigecycline of Enterobacteriaceae isolates producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases from multiple regional Canadian hospitals. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. 24(3): e80-e82.
  17. Scott M.G. Matheson, Naowarat Cheeptham and *Heidi E.K. Huttunen-Hennelly (2012). Investigating the Effects of Hydrophobicity, Charge, and Structure on the Antimicrobial Activity of the Histatin 8 Peptide for Potential Use in Oral Applications. International Journal of Biology. 5(2): 85-91.
  18. *Cheeptham, N. Sadoway, T., Rule, D., Moote, P., Watson, K., Soliman, L., Azad, N., Donkor, K., and Horne, D. (2012). Cures from Caves: volcanic cave actinomycetes and their potential in drug discovery.  International Journal of Speleology, 42(1): 35-47.
  19. Michèle Shuster, Naowarat Cheeptham, and Laura Regassa (2012) A Teaching Note on Murder by HIV (Grade 5 to 8): A real murder conviction based on a phylogenetic tree. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. Online:
    http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/author_list.asp?author_id=1452
  20. Laura Regassa, Naowarat Cheeptham, and Michèle Shuster, (2012) A Teaching Note on Murder by HIV (Grade 9 to 12): A real murder conviction based on a phylogenetic tree. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. Online:http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/author_list.asp?author_id=1452
  21. *Naowarat Cheeptham, Michèle Shuster, and Laura Regassa (2012) A Teaching Note on Murder by HIV (Undergraduate): A real murder conviction based on a phylogenetic tree. National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo.http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/author_list.asp?author_id=1452
  22. Lal, A. and *Cheeptham, N. (2011-2012) “ASM ATLAS Protocol: Starch Agar” ASM MicrobeLibrary.
  23. Kay, S., Pathom-aree, W., and *Cheeptham, N. (2012) Screening of volcanic cave actinomycetes for antimicrobial activity against Paenibacillus larvae, a homey bee pathogen. Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 39(4):1-8.
  24. Sherman, K.E., Whitehead, S., Blondel-Hill, E., Wagner, K. and *Cheeptham, N. (2012) Penicillin Susceptibility and Macrolide-Lincosamide-Streptogramin B Resistance in Group B Streptococcus Isolates from a Canadian Hospital. The Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology. 23(4):196-198.
  25. *Lal, A. and Cheeptham, N. (2010-2011) “ASM ATLAS Protocol: PEA” ASM MicrobeLibrary. Published online at   http://www.microbelibrary.org/library/laboratory-test/3537-phenylethanol-agar   and   http://www.microbelibrary.org/library/laboratory-test/3653-phenylethyl-alcohol-agar-protocol on November 13, 2011.
  26. Cheeptham, N. (2011) A Review of Scientific Teaching, by Handeslman, Miller and Pfund [Review]. Journal of Microbiology and biology Education. ASM Press. On-line peer-reviewed open access journal. Vol 11(2). [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=openurl&genre=journal&issn=19357877&volume=12&issue=1&date=2011&uiLanguage=en]
  27. Shannon, A., *Stephens, G., Wagner, K., and *Cheeptham, N. (2010). Absence of Carbapenemase-mediated resistance in Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae from a regional British Columbia Hospital [Letter to Editor]. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology. Summer 2011, Volume 22 Issue 2: 61-63.