Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2010 Bisphenol A blood and saliva levels prior to and after dental sealant placement in adultsJournal of Dental Hygiene. 145-150.
2007 Detection of Panulirus argus Virus 1 in Caribbean spiny lobstersDis Aquat Org. 1-6.
2006 Detection of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) in the Caribbean spiny lobster using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 185-192.
2006 Diagnosis of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) in th Caribbean spiny lobster using fluorescence in situ hybridizationDiseases of Aquatic Organisms. 185-192.
2003 An arthropod defensin expressed by the hemocytes of the American dog tick, Dermacentor variabilis (Acari: Ixodidae)Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 1099-1103.
1996 Delayed-type hypersensitivity in mast cell deficient mice: dependence on platelets for expression of contact sensitivityJournal of Immunology. 557-565.
1996 Differential effects of plasma from normal and ectopic gestation on lymphocyte proliferationEarly Pregnancy: Biology and Medicine. 23-28.
1996 Persistent ecyesis as a result of peritoneal trophoblastic implants following radical and conservative surgery for ectopic pregnancyJournal of Pelvic Surgery. 92-94.
1995 A role for platelet release of seratonin in initiation of contact sensitivityInternational Archives of Allergy and Immunology. 145-147.
1995 Borrelia burgdorferi in eastern Virginia: Comparison between a coastal and indland localityThe American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine. 123-133.
1995 Involvement of an axonal reflex in IgE-mediated inflammation in mouse skinJournal of Neuroimmunology. 137-141.
1992 Evidence of a neurogenic component during IgE-mediated inflammation in mouse skinJournal of Neuroimmunology. 89-96.
1990 Evidence of a neurogenic component during IgE-induced inflammation
1990 Murine immune responses and immunization against Polyplax serrata (Anoplura: Polyplacidae)Journal of Medical Entomology. 1002-1007.
1986 Immune serum from mice contact sensitized with picryl chloride contains an antigen-specific T cell factor that transfers immediate cutaneous reactivityEuropean Journal of Immunology. 1203-1208.
1986 Interaction of antigen-specific T cell factors with unique "receptors" on the surface of mast cells: Demonstration in vitro by an indirect resetting techniqueJournal of Immunology. 4515-4524.
1984 Use of micrometers and calipers to measure various components of delayed-type hypersensitivity ear swelling reactions in miceJournal of Immunological Methods. 311-319.

Grants

  • Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: Ecology of Viral Disease in a Social, Marine Animal  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 - 2008
  • Disease dynamics in degraded nurseries: a viral disease in spiny lobster  awarded by National Science Foundation 2005 - 2008
  • Evaluation of rabbit antisera to detect the lobster virus, Panulirus argus virus 1.  awarded by American Association of Immunologists--The John H Wallace 2007-2008 Summer Teacher AAI Research Fellowship 2007
  • Epidemiological studies on spiny lobsters, Panulirus argus, infected with a pathogenic herpes-like virus  awarded by NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Saltonstall-Kennedy Program 2002 - 2003
  • The Neurogenic Component of Cutaneous Allergic Reactions in Mice  awarded by Jeffress Memorial Trust 2001 - 2002
  • The Neurogenic Component of Cutaneous Allergic Reactions in Mice  awarded by Jeffress Memorial Trust 2000 - 2001
  • The Neurogenic Component of Cutaneous Allergic Reactions in Mice  awarded by Jeffress Memorial Trust 1998 - 1999
  • IgE Fc receptors and initiation of the neurogenic component of allergy  awarded by Undergraduate Honors ResearchODU Academic Honors Program 1997
  • The Neurogenic Component of Allergy  awarded by ODU Summer Research Fellowship 1997
  • Studies to determine the tick vector species responsible for transmission of Lyme disease spirochete in the Southern United States  awarded by The Centers for Disease Control 1993
  • Immunologic evaluation of acute and persistent ectopic gestation  awarded by Department of Clinical Investigation, Portsmouth Naval Hospital 1992 - 1993
  • Studies to determine the tick vector species responsible for transmission of Lyme disease spirochete in the Southern United States  awarded by The Centers for Disease Control 1992
  • Effects of amino acid supplementation on hormonal, hematological and immune status throughout a collegiate swim season  awarded by Scientific Nutrition Development 1991 - 1992
  • Immunologic evaluation of acute and persistent ectopic gestation  awarded by Department of Clinical Investigation, Portsmouth Naval Hospital 1991 - 1992
  • Characterization of protein 39 of the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi  awarded by Academic Honors Program, ODU 1991
  • Studies to determine the tick vector species responsible for transmission of Lyme disease spirochete in the Southern United States  awarded by The Centers for Disease Control 1991
  • Studies to determine the tick vector species responsible for transmission of Lyme disease spirochete in the Southern United States  awarded by The Centers for Disease Control 1990
  • Venom gland tissue culture project  awarded by Old Dominion University Research Foundation 1989
  • Development of an enzyme immunoassay for the detection of fish immunoglobulin  awarded by Applied Marine Research Laboratory 1988
  • Cellular and molecular events that initiate the expression of cutaneous immune reactions  awarded by Old Dominion University Summer Fellowship 1987
  • Collaborative Research: Disease dynamics in degraded marine habitats: the ecology of a viral disease in lobster  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2005 -
  • Center for environmental biotechnology  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology 2004 -
  • Collaborative Proposal: Disease Dynamics in Degraded Nurseries: Ecology of Viral Disease in a Social, Marine Animal  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2004 -
  • Collaborative Research: Disease dynamics in degraded marine habitats: the ecology of a viral disease in lobster  awarded by NSF: Biological Sciences and Geosciences and NIH-General Medical Sciences 2004 -
  • Development and refinement of diagnostic tools for a pathogenic virus in the caribbean spiny lobster, Panulirus argus  awarded by NOAA-MARFIN Program 2004 -
  • Laboratory instruction in cellular and molecular biology  awarded by National Science Foundation 2004 -
  • Ecological and fishery impacts of a spiny lobster viral disease  awarded by NOAA Coastal Ocean Program; Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary 2002 -
  • An emerging and lethal viral disease infecting spiny lobster: potential fishery impacts and role in disease epidemiology  awarded by NOAA/National Marine Fisheries: Marfin Program 2000 -
  • The ecological and fishery effects of a newly discovered viral disease infecting spiny lobster  awarded by Florida Sea Grant College Program 2000 -
  • Center for environmental biotechnology  awarded by Center for Innovative Technology 1989 -
  • Laboratory instruction in cellular and molecular biology  awarded by National Science Foundation 1989 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology, University of South Dakota 1982
  • B.S. in Biology, University of South Dakota 1978
  • Full Name

  • Robert Ratzlaff