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Undergraduate education

Oregon State University - BS (2013)

Years in MSTP


Research interest

Studying the sulfur cycle of the human microbiome and how it impacts human health

PhD publications

Barker AK, Cowley ES, McKinley L, Wright MO, Safdar N. An in-room observation study of hand hygiene and contact precaution compliance for Clostridioides difficile patients. Am J Infect Control. 2019 Oct;47(10):1273-1276. PMID: 31060870; PMCID PMC6913874.

Undergraduate / post-bac publications

Cowley ES, Kopf SH, LaRiviere A, Ziebis W, Newman DK. Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Sputum Can Be Chemically Dynamic, Anoxic, and Extremely Reduced Due to Hydrogen Sulfide Formation. MBio. 2015 Jul 28;6(4):e00767. PMID: 26220964; PMCID: PMC4551978.

Neubauer C, Dalleska NF, Cowley ES, Shikuma NJ, Wu CH, Sessions AL, Newman DK. Lipid remodeling in Rhodopseudomonas palustris TIE-1 upon loss of hopanoids and hopanoid methylation. Geobiology. 2015 Sep;13(5):443-53. PMID: 25923996.

Van Sambeek L, Cowley ES, Newman DK, Kato R. Sputum glucose and glycemic control in cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: a cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2015 Mar 24;10(3):e0119938. PMID: 25803537; PMCID: PMC4372582.

Fox EP, Cowley ES, Nobile CJ, Hartooni N, Newman DK, Johnson AD. Anaerobic bacteria grow within Candida albicans biofilms and induce biofilm formation in suspension cultures. Curr Biol. 2014 Oct 20;24(20):2411-6. PMID: 25308076; PMCID: PMC4252622.

Thornburg CC, Cowley ES, Sikorska J, Shaala LA, Ishmael JE, Youssef DT, McPhail KL. Apratoxin H and apratoxin A sulfoxide from the Red Sea cyanobacterium Moorea producens. J Nat Prod. 2013 Sep 27;76(9):1781-8. PMID: 24016099; PMCID: PMC3969888.

Kopf SH, Sessions AL, Cowley ES, Reyes C, Van Sambeek L, Hu Y, Orphan VJ, Kato R, Newman DK. Trace incorporation of heavy water reveals slow and heterogeneous pathogen growth rates in cystic fibrosis sputum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Jan 12;113(2):E110-6. PMID: 26715741; PMCID: PMC4720290.