As of April 2015

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EDUCATION                                                                                                                                  

2002    Ph.D. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ.

1999    M.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ

1996    B.A. with high distinction, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences (double major), University of Virginia

FUNDING (Total competitive awards to the Shor Lab: >$1.5M)                                                              

Foundation Award

2012-2014       "Structuring the Rhizosphere: Using Protozoa to Sow Bacteria." Role: PI (Co-PI D. Gage). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Development Program. $100,000.

Industry Awards

2014                "Development of Scalable Droplet Microfluidic Devices, Phase I." Role: PI. BASF. $35,000.

2014-2017       "Spatially-Structured Rhizosphere Scaffolds for Crop Root Support." DuPont Young Professor Award. $75,000

2006-2008       "Leachate test methods for the evaluation of the effectiveness of in-situ stabilization of soil material at former MGP sites." Role: Co-PI. (PI: A Garrabrants, Co-PI David S. Kosson.) Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). $166,250.

Federal  Awards

2011-2016       "EFRI: Innovations for Next Generation Biomanufacturing and Microengineering." Role: Co-PI. (PI: R Srivastava; Co-PIs: D. Gage, J. Graf, W. Mustain). NSF, Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation. $2,000,000 (Shor Lab portion: $410,000).

2012-2015       "ASCCEND: Addressing Social Challenges through Creativity Engineering, Nanotechnology, and Diversity." Role: PI (Co-PIs: A. Agrios, B. Huey, N. Madjar, H. Silva). NSF, Nanotechnology Undergraduate Education (NUE) Program. $200,000.

2012-2015       "Pore Scale Effects of Soil Structure and Microbial Interactions on Soil Water Retention." Role: PI (Co-PI: D. Gage). USDA, National Institute for Food and Agriculture. $150,000.

2012-2015       "Microfluidic studies of signaling between rhizosphere bacteria and their predators." Role: Co-PI (PI: D Gage). USDA, National Institute for Food and Agriculture. $150,000.

2014                 "Targeted Nanoparticles for Kidney Cancer Therapy." Role: Sub-awardee (PI S. Torti). DOD USAMRAA. $34,373.

2010-2014       "EAGER: Field-deployed Microfluidic Trap Array for Discovery and Observation of Microbial Eukaryotes." Role: PI. NSF, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) program. $160,000.

2007-2010       "EcoChip: A Micro-structured Microbial Habitat Array." Role: PI. NSF, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) program. $400,000.

2007-2010       "REU EcoChip: Research Experiences Creating A Micro-structured Microbial Habitat Array." Role: PI. NSF, Division of Biological Infrastructure, Instrument Development for Biological Research (IDBR) program. $30,000.


Internal Awards

2014           "Protist Information Cascades." Role: Mentor. UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) fellowship to Paige Orlofsky. $4,000.

2013           "Facilitated Transport of Soil Bacteria by Protists." Role: Mentor. UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) fellowship to Virginia C. Cousens. $4,000.

2012           "Design a Microfluidic Protozoa Separator for Genetic Analysis of Microbial Eukaryotes in Termite Guts." Role: Mentor. UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) fellowship to Erika Orner. $4,000.

2012           "A Method for Observing the Development of Biofilms on Water Purification Membranes in Real Time." Role: Mentor. UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund  (SURF) fellowship to Jacob Deneff. $4,000.

2011-2012  "Innovations in Emerging Frontiers:  Stroboscopy for 3-D Rheology of Bio-Engineering Solutions (STROBES)." Role: Co-PI (PI B Huey).  UConn School of Engineering. $30,000.

2011            "High-Throughput Assay to Measure Innate and Induced Antibiotic Resistance in Biofilms," Role: PI. UConn Large Faculty Grant. $24,000.

2011            "Pore Scale Effects of Soil Structure and Microbial Interactions on Soil Water Retention," Role: PI. UConn Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, Graduate Student Research Assistantship Program. $11,500

2010            "A Microfluidic Infection Thread Assay to Study Initiation of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation," Role: PI. UConn Center for Environmental Science & Engineering, Graduate Student Research Assistantship Program. $11,350.

2012             "Determining the Effect of Spacing in Protection of Staphylococcus aureus by Pseudomonas Aeruginosa." Role: Mentor. UConn Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) fellowship to Leonela Villegas. $4,000.


SCHOLARSHIP Google Scholar: LM Shor. Total Google Scholar Citations: 364.  H-Factor = 8.        

Patents and Intellectual Property

Gage, D, LM Shor, J Gage, RL Rubinstein*. "Microbial Carriers for Targeted Delivery of Agricultural Payloads." Provisional US Patent, filed September 17, 2013. MBHB 13-1101-PCT : UConn 13-006.

Shor, LM, AC Garrabrants, DS Kosson. "Device for Leaching Extraction and Assessment" US. Patent No. 7,930,948, Issued Apr 26, 2011.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Rubinstein*, RL, AL Kadilak*, VC Cousens**, DJ Gage, LM Shor. 2015. Protist-facilitated particle transport using emulated soil micromodels. Environmental Science & Technology. 49(3), 1384-1391.

Deng*, J, EP Orner**, JF Chau, EM Anderson**, AL Kadilak*, RL Rubinstein*, GM Bouchillon*, R Goodwin, DJ Gage, LM Shor. 2015. Pore-scale determination of microbially-mediated drying resistance using emulated soil micromodels. Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 83(4), 116-124.

Bouchillon*, GM, JF Chau, G. B. McManus, LM Shor. 2014. Microfluidic passive samplers for concentration and isolation of live protists. Analytical Methods. 6 (20), 8350-8357.

Kadilak*, AL, Y. Liu, S Shrestha, JR Bernard**, WE Mustain, LM Shor. 2014. Selective deposition of chemically-bonded gold electrodes onto PDMS microchannel side walls. J. Electroanalytical Chemistry. In Press.

Schröfel, A, G Kratošová, I Šafarík, M Šafaríková, I Raška, LM Shor.2014. Applications of biogenic metallic nanoparticles - a review." Acta Biomaterala. 10(10), 4023-4042.

J Deng*, A Dhummakupt**, PC Samson, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. 2013. "Dynamic dosing assay relating real-time respiration responses of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms to changing micro-chemical conditions." Analytical Chemistry. 2013, 85 (11), 5411-19.

Markov DA, PC Samson, DK Schaffer, A Dhummakupt**, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. 2010. Window on a microworld: Simple microfluidics for studying microbial transport in porous media. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) 39.

Markov, DA, S Manuel, LM Shor, S Opalenik, JP Wikswo, P Samson. 2010. Tape-underlayment, rotary-node (TURN) valves for simple on-chip microfluidic flow control. Biomedical Microdevices 12(1),135-44.

Rodenburg, LA, SN Valle, MA Panero, GR Muñoz, LM Shor. 2010. Mass balances on selected polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the NY/NJ Harbor. Journal of Environmental Quality 39,642-653.

Wang, W, LM Shor, EJ LeBoeuf, JP Wikswo, GL. Taghon, DS Kosson. 2008. Protozoa migration in bent microfluidic channels. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74(6), 1945-1949.

Wang, W, LM Shor, EJ LeBoeuf, JP Wikswo, DS Kosson. 2005. Mobility of protozoa through narrow channels. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71(8), 4628-4637.

Shor, LM, KJ Rockne, LY Young, GL Taghon, DS Kosson. 2004. Combined effects of contaminant desorption and toxicity on risk from PAH contaminated sediments. Risk Analysis: An International Journal 24(5), 1109-1120.

Shor, LM, W Liang, KJ Rockne, GL Taghon, LY Young, DS Kosson. 2003. Intra-aggregate mass transport-limited bioavailability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons to Mycobacterium strain PC01. Environmental Science & Technology 37(8), 1545-1552.

Shor, LM, KJ Rockne, LY Young, GL Taghon, DS Kosson. 2003. Desorption kinetics for field-aged polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from sediments. Environmental Science & Technology 37(8), 1535-1544.

Rockne, KJ, LM Shor, LY Young, GL Taghon, DS Kosson. 2002. Distributed sequestration and release of PAHs in weathered sediment: The role of sediment structure and organic carbon properties. Environmental Science & Technology 36(12), 2636-2644.

 

Book Chapters

Bossert, ID, LM Shor, DS Kosson. 2001. "Methods for measuring hydrocarbon biodegradation in soils," in CJ Hurst, RLCrawford, GR Knudsen, MJ McInerney, and LD Stetzenbach (eds.) Manual of Environmental Microbiology, 2nd Ed. ASM Press, Washington D.C. pp. 934-943.

Shor, LM and DS Kosson. 2000. "Bioavailability of organic contaminants in soils," in JJ Valdes (ed.) Bioremediation. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht pp.15-43.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

Deng*, J, DJ Gage, LM Shor. "Variations in moisture retention of contact-printed soil bacteria surface colonies using confocal microscopy." 2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) Proceedings, IEEE Xplore, April 2014, Boston MA, In press.

Deneff**, JI, JR McCutcheon, LM Shor. "Method for Direct Observation of Biofilm Formation During Operation on Forward Osmosis Membranes." 2014 40th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) Proceedings, IEEE Xplore, April 2014, Boston MA, In press.

Dhummakupt**, A., PC Samson, D Markov, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. "Measuring Oxygen Concentration Under Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms in Response to Chemical Gradients in a Microfludic Device." Abstract of the Fourth Annual q-bio Conference on Cellular Information Processing, August 11-14, 2010, Santa Fe, NM.

Garrabrants, AC, LM Shor, DS Kosson, RNJ Comans, A van Zomeren, HA van der Sloot, O Hjelmar, EA Hansen, and A Coleman. 2007.  "Leaching Assessment Methods for the Evaluation of the Effectiveness of In-Situ Stabilization of Soil Materials at Manufactured Gas Plant Sites" Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, CA. 1014062.

Valle, SN, MA Panero, and LM Shor. 2007. "Pollution prevention and management strategies for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the New York/New Jersey Harbor." New York Academy of Sciences, Harbor Consortium. New York, N.Y.

Young, LY, W Liang, LM Shor, DS Kosson, KJ Rockne, and GL. Taghon. 2002. "Bioavailability of PAHs to bacteria in estuarine sediment." Soil and Sediment Contamination: An International Journal. 11(3) 488.

Comans, RNJ, G Roskam, A Oosterhoff, LM Shor, M Wahlstrom, J Laine-Ylijoki, M Pihlajaniemi, M Ojala, K Brokholm, K Vilholth, O Hjelmar, P Daly, R Woodhead, J Higgins, T Heimovaara, J Keijzer, H Keijzer. 2001. Development of standard leaching tests for organic pollutants in soils, sediments, and granular waste materials. European Commission, Brussels, Belgium.

Kosson, DS, LM Shor, KJ Rockne, W Liang, GL Taghon, and LY Young. 2000. Mass transfer limitations on bioavailability of PAHs from contaminated estuarine sediments." American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 85-ENVR, 220(1), U329-U329.

Dissertation

LM Shor. 2002. "Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Two Estuarine Sediments: Decoupling Biological, Physical and Chemical Processes." Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Committee Members DS Kosson (Chair), B Narasimhan, H Pedersen, KJ Rockne, GL Taghon, LY Young.

 

HONORS and AWARDS                                                                                                               

2014-7  DuPont Young Professor

2013      Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

2012      Grantee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Explorations in Agricultural Development

2012      Finalist, Connecticut Women of Innovation, Academic Innovation and Leadership

2011      Invited Attendee, National Academy of Engineering, Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

2009-13 Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering Education, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut (term endowed chair)

2007      Vanderbilt SWE Faculty Appreciation Award

1996-9   NIH Biotechnology Training Fellowship (3 yrs)

1996      Hydrology Award, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia

PRESENTATIONS                                                                                                                             

Invited Presentations

o    University of Connecticut, Department of Animal Sciences, Storrs CT February 28, 2014.

o    University of California at Davis, Department of Viticulture & Enology, January 27, 2014.

o    University of Connecticut, Phi Sigma Rho (women engineering service sorority), Storrs CT, Annual awards banquet (Keynote), November 21, 2013.

o    University of Virginia, Department of Chemical Engineering, Charlottesville VA, October 24, 2013.

o    ETH Zurich, Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS), Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems (ITES), Soil and Terrestrial Environmental Physics (STEP), July 15, 2013.

o    BASF Corporation, Fine Chemicals & Biocatalysis Division, Tarrytown NY, April 19, 2013.

o    University of Rhode Island, Department of Chemical Engineering, Kingstown RI, March 21, 2013.

o    Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Chemical Engineering, Worcester MA, January 30, 2013.

o    University of Connecticut, Department of Marine Sciences, Groton CT, March 2010.

o    University of Connecticut, Environmental Engineering Program, Storrs CT, March 2010.

o    Instituto Tecnol√≥gico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Chemical Engineering, Monterrey Mexico, January 2010.

o    University of Notre Dame, Dept of Civil Engineering and Geological Science, South Bend ID, March 2009.

o    Ohio State University, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Columbus OH, March 2009.

o    University of Wyoming, Dept of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Laramie WY, February 2009

o    Temple University, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Philadelphia PA, February 2009.

o    Villanova University, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Philadelphia PA, February 2009.

o    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Amherst MA, February 2009.

o    University of Texas at Arlington, Dept of Civil Engineering, Arlington TX, February 2009.

o    University of Connecticut, Dept of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Storrs CT, January 2009.

o    West Virginia University, Dept of Chemical Engineering, Morgantown WV, January 2009.

o    Colorado State University, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ft Collins CO, December 2008.

o    NSF Workshop, Critical Needs in Instrument Development for Biological Research, Arlington VA, September 2008.

o    Rutgers University, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2008.

o    Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference, Women in Academic Careers panel, Nashville TN, October 2007.

o    New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Harbor Consortium, New York NY June 2007.

o    New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Harbor Consortium, New York NY December 2006.

o    New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Harbor Consortium, New York NY April 2006.

o    New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Harbor Consortium, New York NY November 2005.

o    New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) Harbor Consortium, New York NY June 2005.

 

Selected Oral Presentations (Given by LM Shor)

Shor, AL Kadilak*, WE Mustain. "Design, fabrication, and performance of synthetic microbial habitat systems." American Chemical Society (ACS) 247th National Meeting, March 16-20 2014, Dallas TX.

Shor, LM, J Deng*, E Orner**, EM Anderson**, D Gage. "Pore Scale Effects of Microbial Extracellular Matrix Production on Soil Water Retention." USDA Principals Meeting, June 20 2013, Annapolis MD.

Shor, LM. "Window on a Microworld: Microfabricated Arrays with Control of the Microenvironment." UConn-Jackson Labs Research Symposium, September 6-7 2012, Storrs CT.

Shor, LM. GM Bouchillon*, A Dhummakupt**, JF Chau. "Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Protozoa Migration within Micro-structured Landscapes." General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), May 21-24 2011, New Orleans LA. (Selected for "Young Investigator" presentation.)

Shor, LM 2009. "Towards Predicting Impacts of Nanomaterials in the Environment." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) National Meeting. Nashville TN.

Shor, LM Rodenburg, LA, SN Valle, MA Panero, GR Muñoz. 2009. "Challenges to Water Quality Sustainability From Chronic PAH Pollution in An Urban Estuary." AIChE National meeting, Nashville TN.

Shor, LM, Y Li, PC Samson, DA Markov, EJ LeBoeuf.  "Microbial Transport in Porous Media Using Microfluidc Flow Cell Arrays." 1st International Conference on Microbial Transport and Survival in Porous Media, May 2009, Niagra-on-the-Lake, ON.

Shor, LM "Screening Impacts of Nanomaterials in the Environment." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Spring Meeting, April 2009, Tampa FL.

Shor, LM, Vanessa Allwardt**, and P. Samson. "Microfluidic Devices as Micro-structured Microbial Habitat Arrays." American Society for Microbiology (ASM) KY-TN Meeting, October 2008, Henderson TN.

Shor, LM, W. Wang, EJ LeBoeuf, and DS Kosson, "Mobility of Protozoa through Narrow Channels." 7th Biennial Symposium of the International Society of Environmental Biotechnology, June 2004, Chicago IL.

Shor, LM, DS Kosson, KJ Rockne, LY Young, GL Taghon, "Synergistic Effects of Contaminant Desorption and Toxicity: Implications for Environmental Risk Assessment." Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting, December 2002, New Orleans LA.

Shor, LM, KJ Rockne, DS Kosson, S Erdal, "Assessment of Cancer Risks for Recreational Populations Exposed to PAH-Contaminated Sediments and Biota in the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary: A Probabilistic Approach." Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting, December 2000, Arlington VA.

Shor, LM, KJ Rockne, W Liang, GL Taghon, DS Kosson, LY Young, "Mass Transfer Limited Biodegradation and Long-Term Release of PAHs from Contaminated Sediments." Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) 21st Annual Meeting, November 2000, Nashville TN.

Shor, LM, KJ Rockne, W. Liang, DS Kosson, LY Young, GL. Taghon, "Factors Controlling Desorption and Bioavailability of PAHs in Size- and Density-Fractionated Field-Aged Contaminated Estuarine Sediments." 17th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments and Water, October 2000, Amherst MA.

Selected Presentations (Oral Presentations and posters given by co-authors, 2008-present)

Ward, M., D. Evans**, E. Carboni*, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor, S Torti and AWK Ma. "A Microfluidic Study of Nanoparticles in Simulated Blood Flows: Understanding the Effect of Margination." 2014 AIChE Northeast Student Regional Conference, April 4-5 2014, Storrs CT.

Deng*, J. and LM Shor. "Microfluidic dosing assay to determine inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms by daptomycin." American Chemical Society (ACS) 247th National Meeting, March 16-20 2014, Dallas TX.

Orner**, E,** E Anderson**,** RL Rubinstein*, JF Chau, LM Shor, DJ Gage. "Pore-Scale Effects of Soil Structure and Microbial EPS Production On Soil Water Retention." AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13 2013, San Francisco CA. (Travel Award Recipient.)

Rubinstein*, RL, V Cousens**, DJ Gage, LM Shor. "Protist-facilitated transport of soil bacteria in an artificial soil micromodel." AGU Fall Meeting, December 9-13 2013, San Francisco CA. (Travel Award Recipient.)

Carboni*, M., GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor, S Torti and AWK Ma. "A Microfluidic Study of Nanoparticles in Simulated Blood Flows: Understanding the Effect of Margination MRS Fall Meeting, December 1-6, 2013, Boston MA.

Sullivan, M, V Patel, M Ward, D Evans, E Carboni*, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor, S Torti and AWK Ma. "Understanding the Flow Dynamics of Nanoparticles for Improved Cancer Therapy."  AIChE Annual Meeting, November 4-7, 2013, San Francisco CA.

Orner**, E**, RL Rubinstein*, JF Chau, DJ Gage, LM Shor. "Pore-Scale Effects of Soil Structure And Microbial EPS Production On Soil Water Retention." 48th Annual Region I Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, October 25-26 2013, Storrs CT.

Rubinstein*, RL, V Cousens**, DJ Gage, LM Shor. "Protist-facilitated transport of soil bacteria in an artificial soil micromodel." 48th Annual Region I Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, October 25-26 2013, Storrs CT.

Deng*, J, J Deneff**, LM Shor. "Advanced Methods for Characterizing Biofilms and Biofouling of Surfaces." 48th Annual Region I Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, October 25-26 2013, Storrs CT.

Gage, JL, RL Rubinstein*, J Micciulla*, DJ Gage, LM Shor. "Structuring the Rhizosphere: Using Protozoa to Sow Bacteria for Sustainable Crop Production." Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Agriculture programs grantees meeting, March 13-15 2013, Seattle WA.

Carboni*, E, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor, A Ma. "A Microfluidic Study of Nanoparticles in Simulated Blood Flows: Understanding the Effect of Margination." Annual Meeting of The Society of Rheology, February 10-14, 2013, Pasadena, CA.

Deng*, J, and  LM Shor. "High Throughput Screening the Effects of Antibiotic Delivery Rates On Biofilm Antibiotic Resistance." American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, October 28th - November 2nd, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA

Kadilak*, AL, A Card,** T Kelly,** LM Shor. "Hydrogel-filled capillaries as in-plane barriers in microfluidic devices." American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, October 28th - November 2nd, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA.

Anderson**, EA,** AL Kadilak*, JF Chau, R. Goodwin*, DJ Gage, and LM Shor. "Impact of Hydrogel Content on Water Retention in Soil Micromodels." American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, October 28th - November 2nd, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA. (1st Place Poster, Environmental Division.)

Schröfel, A and LM Shor. "Biosynthesis of noble metal nanoparticles by diatoms and their catalytic and antimicrobial properties." American Chemical Society (ACS) 244th National Meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

 Deng*, J and LM Shor. "Time-dependent emergence of penicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus biofilms." American Chemical Society (ACS) 244th National Meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

Kadilak*, AL, EM Anderson**, JF Chau, LM Shor." Pore-scale effects of microbial hydrogels on soil water retention." American Chemical Society (ACS) 244th National Meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

Kadilak*, AL, A Card**, T Kelly**, LM Shor. "Hydrogel-filled capillaries as in-plane barriers in microfluidic devices." American Chemical Society (ACS) 244th National Meeting, August 19-23, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

Gage, D, LM Shor, R Goodwin*, M Jain. "Microfluidic studies of signaling between rhizosphere bacteria and their predators." USDA Principals Meeting, July 26 2012.

Srivastava, R, D Gage, LM Shor, J Graf, WE Mustain. "Creation and Manipulation of an Artificial Termite Gut Through Control Of The Microenvironment." NSF EFRI Principals Meeting, Washington DC March 1 2012.

Horrell*, N, J Bushey, LM Shor. "Chloride from Road Salt: Impacts to Microbial Community Structure and the Implications for Regional Nitrogen Budgets." SETAC North America 32nd Annual Meeting, November 13-17 2011, Long Beach CA.

Chau, JF, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor. "Microfluidic Trap Arrays to Study Protozoan Biogeography in Natural and Engineered Habitats" American Society for Microbiology (ASM) 46th Annual Region I Meeting, October 26-27, 2011, Randolph MA.

Villegas, L**, J Deng*, LM Shor. "Determining the Effect of Spacing in Protection of Staphylococcus aureus by Pseudomonas aeruginosa." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). October 16-21, 2011, Minneapolis MN. (1st Place, Food Pharmaceuticals & Bioengineering Division).

Kadilak*, AL, E Anderson** and LM Shor. "Pore Scale Effects of Soil Structure and Microbial Hydrogels on Soil Water Retention." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). October 16-21 2011, Minneapolis MN. (2nd Place, Student Competition, Environmental Graduate Division).

Deng*, J, A Dhummakupt**, PC Samson, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. "Microfluidic assay relating antimicrobial resistance of Staphyloccus aureus biofilms to changing micro-chemical conditions." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). October 16-21 2011, Minneapolis MN.

Chau, JF, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor. "Linking Form, Function, and Molecular Taxonomy: Microfluidic Trap Arrays to Study Protozoan Biogeography." General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), May 21-24 2011, New Orleans LA. (JF Chau selected for "Young Investigator" oral presentation.)

Chau, JF, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor. "Microbial trap array for in situ determination of natural carbon cycling." American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Anaheim CA March 27-31 2011.

Shor, LM "Micro-structured Microbial Habitats." Microenvironments Modulating Biological Interactions in the Ocean Symposium, January 16-21, 2011, Aspen CO.

Chau, JF, GM Bouchillon*, LM Shor. "Linking Form, Function, and Molecular Taxonomy: Microfluidic Trap Arrays for Microbial Eukaryotes." The 8th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium, November 5 - 7, 2010, Kansas City MO

Dhummakupt**, A**, PC Samson, DA Markov, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. Measuring Oxygen Concentration Under Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms in Response to Chemical Gradients in a Microfludic Device, in Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, October 2010, Austin, TX.

Markov, DA, PC Samson, DK Schaffer, A Dhummakupt**, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. Window into a Microworld: microfluidic system for studying microbial growth in porous media, in Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, October 2010, Austin, TX.

Shaw, M., Shor, L., McCutcheon, J.R., Subramanian, C., Anastasio, D. "Rheological Examination of Sodium Alginate Gelation", Poster Presentation at the Society of Rheology Annual Meeting, October 24-28, 2010, Santa Fe, NM.

McNew, CP, EJ LeBoeuf, Y Li, LM Shor, DA Markov. "Examination of NOM Physicochemical Properties on Nanomaterial Transport." American Chemical Society (ACS) March 2010, San Francisco CA.

Greene, JL,** LM Shor.  "Sorption and Diffusion of Antibacterial Compounds into PDMS." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). November 2009, Nashville TN (3rd Place, Student Competition, Materials Division).

Dhummakupt**, A,** JL Greene,** PC Samson, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. "Creating Patterned Biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus for Use in an Oxygen-Sensing Microfluidic Device." American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). November 2009, Nashville TN.

Dhummakupt**, A,**  JL Greene,** PC Samson, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. "Creating Patterned Biofilms of Staphylococcus aureus for Use in an Oxygen-Sensing Microfluidic Device." Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting.  October 2009, Pittsburgh, PA.

Tuorto, SJ, GL Taghon, LM Shor. "Demonstrating Spatial and Conditional Resource Differentiation by Marine Bacterivorous Protozoa Using Simulated Microhabitats." 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM). May 2009, Philadelphia PA.

Greene, JL**, LM Shor.  "Diffusion and Partitioning of Organic Compounds into Polydimethyl Siloxane (PDMS)." Tennessee Academy of Sciences. March 2009, Nashville TN (1st Place, Student Competition, Chemistry Division).

Dhummakupt**, A,** LM Shor. "Information Cascades in a Protozoan Population Caused by Sequential Choices of Individuals." Tennessee Academy of Sciences. March 2009, Nashville TN (2nd Place, Student Competition, Biology Division).

Allwardt, V **, P Samson, DA Markov, JW Dolan, JP Wikswo, LM Shor. "Microfluidic Approach to Measure Bacterial Responses to Micro-chemical Gradients." American Society for Microbiology (ASM) KY-TN Meeting, October 2008, Henderson TN (Winner: best student paper).

Shor, LM, W Wang, GL Taghon, JP Wikswo, EJ LeBoeuf, DS Kosson. "Protozoan Predation Behavior in Microfluidic Habitat Networks." 108th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiology, June 2008, Boston, MA.