About Blogger

I am an aspiring infectious disease ecologist attempting to learn some mathematical modelling just to frustrate and excite my intellect more and…because all the cool kids are doing it. This blog is strictly a personal blog and NOT a professional blog.

For a link to my academic profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mel-melendrez/3/ba9/629

For interest in my academic publications:

  1. R Takhampunya, A Kengluecha, T Monkanna, A Korkusol, S Leepitakrat, B Tippayachai, MC Melendrez, BP Evans and JH Richardson. submitted. Characterization of Orientia tsutsumagushi Strains Isolated from Leptotrombidium Mites and the Rodent Host Post-Transmission. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases.
  2. DM Ward, MC Melendrez, ED Becraft, CG Klatt, JM Wood and FM Cohan. 2011. Metagnomic approaches for identification of Microbial Species. In: Handbook of Molecular Microbial Ecology, Volume 1: Metagenomics and complementary approaches. First Edition, Ed. FJ de Brujin. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 105-109.
  3. JV Conlan, RG Jarman, K Vongxay, P Chinnawirotpisan, MC Melendrez, S Fenwick, RCA Thompson and SD Blacksell. 2011. Hepatitis E virus is prevalent in the pig population of Lao People’s Democratic Republic and evidence exists for homogeneity with Chinese genotype 4 human isolates. Infection Genetics and Evolution. 11: 1306-1311.
  4. MC Melendrez, RK Lange, FM Cohan and DM Ward. 2011. Influence of molecular resolution on sequence-based discovery of ecological diversity among Synechococcus populations in an alkaline siliceous hot spring microbial mat. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77: 1359-1367.
  5. D Bhaya, AR Grossman, A-S Steunou, N Khuri, FM Cohan, N Hamamura, MC Melendrez, MM Bateson, DM Ward and JF Heidelberg. 2008. Population level functional diversity in a microbial community revealed by comparative genomic and metagenomic analyses. ISME Journal 1: 703-713.
  6. A-S Steunou, D Bhaya, MM Bateson, MC Melendrez, DM Ward, E Brecht, JW Peters, M Kuhl and AR Grossman. 2006. In-situ analysis of nitrogen fixation and metabolic switching in unicellular thermophilic cyanobacteria inhabiting hot spring microbial mats. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 103: 2398-2403.