Melissa K Jones

Melissa K Jones,

AST Professor

Department: AG-MICROBIOLOGY / CELL SCI
Business Phone: (352) 392-5923
Business Email: mmk@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2025
MCB7979 Advanced Research
2017-2025
MCB7922 Journal Colloquy
2020-2025
MCB7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2019-2024
MCB4034L Advanced Microbiology Laboratory
2018-2025
MCB4503 General Virology
2019-2025
MCB4934 Special Topics in Microbiology and Cell Science
2018-2025
MCB5505 General Virology
2019-2020
MCB6940 Supervised Teaching
2018
MCB4911 Supervised Research in Microbiology and Cell Science

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-7093-2351

Publications

2024
Changes in lipid composition of host-derived extracellular vesicles following Salmonella infection
Microbiology Spectrum. 12(1) [DOI] 10.1128/spectrum.02796-23. [PMID] 38078720.
2023
Changes in the Murine Microbiome and Bacterial Extracellular Vesicle Production in Response to Antibiotic Treatment and Norovirus Infection.
Viruses. 15(12) [DOI] 10.3390/v15122443. [PMID] 38140684.
2023
Comparison of Methods for Quantifying Extracellular Vesicles of Gram-Negative Bacteria.
International journal of molecular sciences. 24(20) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms242015096. [PMID] 37894776.
2023
Murine Norovirus Interaction with Enterobacter cloacae Leads to Changes in Membrane Stability and Packaging of Lipid and Metabolite Vesicle Content
Microbiology Spectrum. 11(2) [DOI] 10.1128/spectrum.04691-22. [PMID] 36943087.
2023
Role of Bacterial Extracellular Vesicles in Manipulating Infection
Infection and Immunity. 91(5) [DOI] 10.1128/iai.00439-22. [PMID] 37097158.
2022
Bacterial extracellular vesicles control murine norovirus infection through modulation of antiviral immune responses.
Frontiers in immunology. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fimmu.2022.909949. [PMID] 35990695.
2022
Glucose Reduces Norovirus Binding to Enterobacter cloacae and Alters Gene Expression of Bacterial Surface Structures in a Growth Phase Dependent Manner.
Viruses. 14(8) [DOI] 10.3390/v14081596. [PMID] 35893662.
2022
Interaction with mammalian enteric viruses alters outer membrane vesicle production and content by commensal bacteria
Journal of Extracellular Vesicles. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1002/jev2.12172. [PMID] 34981901.
2022
What is a vaccine?
EDIS. 2022(3) [DOI] 10.32473/edis-mb008-2022.
2021
Application of Chitosan Microparticles against Human Norovirus.
Journal of food protection. 84(12):2092-2098 [DOI] 10.4315/JFP-21-220. [PMID] 34324675.
2021
Characterization and proteomic analysis of outer membrane vesicles from a commensal microbe, Enterobacter cloacae.
Journal of proteomics. 231 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jprot.2020.103994. [PMID] 33007464.
2020
Attach Me If You Can: Murine Norovirus Binds to Commensal Bacteria and Fungi.
Viruses. 12(7) [DOI] 10.3390/v12070759. [PMID] 32674489.
2020
Quantifying Human Norovirus Virus-like Particles Binding to Commensal Bacteria Using Flow Cytometry.
Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE. (158) [DOI] 10.3791/61048. [PMID] 32420984.
2020
Survival of Human Norovirus Surrogates in Water upon Exposure to Thermal and Non-Thermal Antiviral Treatments.
Viruses. 12(4) [DOI] 10.3390/v12040461. [PMID] 32325896.
2019
In Vitro Replication of Human Norovirus.
Viruses. 11(6) [DOI] 10.3390/v11060547. [PMID] 31212759.
2018
Enteric Viruses Hitch a Ride on the Evolutionary Highway.
Cell host & microbe. 23(1):5-6 [DOI] 10.1016/j.chom.2017.12.013. [PMID] 29324229.
2015
Human norovirus culture in B cells.
Nature protocols. 10(12):1939-47 [DOI] 10.1038/nprot.2015.121. [PMID] 26513671.
2014
Enteric bacteria promote human and mouse norovirus infection of B cells.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 346(6210):755-9 [DOI] 10.1126/science.1257147. [PMID] 25378626.
2013
Identification of immune and viral correlates of norovirus protective immunity through comparative study of intra-cluster norovirus strains.
PLoS pathogens. 9(9) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003592. [PMID] 24039576.
2011
Genetic and quantitative assessment of Vibrio vulnificus populations in oyster (Crassostrea virginica) tissues.
Environmental microbiology reports. 3(5):543-9 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2011.00256.x. [PMID] 23761333.
2006
Genetic variation in the Vibrio vulnificus group 1 capsular polysaccharide operon.
Journal of bacteriology. 188(5):1987-98 [PMID] 16484211.

Grants

Aug 2019 – Jun 2021
Evaluating and modifying exosome production and content to improve human norovirus cultivation in B cells.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ALTERNATIVES RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FOU
Jun 2019 – Aug 2022
The impact of human norovirus interactions on commensal bacteria
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Jun 2019 – May 2022
OR-DRPD-ROF2019: Regulation of exosome production and content resulting from human norovirus infection of B cells.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UF RESEARCH
May 2019 – May 2022
Concentration and detection of human noroviruses from food and environmental samples using bacteria
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST via US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Dec 2016 – Nov 2022
Identification of Host and Viral Determinants of Human Norovirus B cell Infection
Role: Faculty
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Feb 2015 – Jan 2020
Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Human Norovirus Infection
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Jan 2014 – Jun 2016
Effect of physicochemical and biological parameters on survival, persistence and transmission of norovirus in water and on produce
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS via CALIFORNIA DEPT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-5923
Emails:
Business:
mmk@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 110700
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Business Street:
1355 MUSEUM DR
GAINESVILLE FL 32611