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Dr. Steven L. Daniel

Dr. Steven L. Daniel

Professor

Office: 3058 - Life Science
Phone: 217-581-7840
Fax: 217-581-7141
Email: sldaniel@eiu.edu
Website: http://castle.eiu.edu/lifesci/micro/sld.htm

Dr. Daniel's specialty areas center on anaerobic microbiology, microbial physiology, and environmental microbiology. 





His general research interests include:
  • the degradation of toxic dietary compounds (plant-derived) by gastrointestinal bacteria and its influence on the health of the host animal;
  • metabolism of the toxin oxalate by microorganisms;
  • physiology and enzymology of bile acid-metabolizing gut bacteria; and
  • acetogenic bacteria and their use in the conversion of syngas to biofuels and specialty chemicals.  
MicrobeWorld Radio:  Preventing Kidney Stones podcast featuring Dr. Steven Daniel
 
WEIU's Being Well Program 401:   Kidney Stones (a videotaped interview featuring Dr. David Goldfarb and Dr. Steven Daniel on the causes and treatment of kidney stones)

For reprints (as pdf files) of published articles, please go to:  https://works.bepress.com/steven_daniel/

Frequently Taught Courses

Education

Professional Work Experience 

Year Position Institution
1973-1977
Lab Assistant
Biology Dept., Illinois College
1977-1980
Research Assistant
Microbiology Dept., South Dakota State Univ.
1980
Instructor
Microbiology Dept., South Dakota State Univ.
1980-1981
Teaching Assistant
Microbiology Dept., Iowa State Univ.
1981-1985
Research Assistant
Microbiology Dept., Iowa State Univ.
1985-1989
Research Associate
Biology Dept., Univ. Mississippi
1989-1991
Assistant Professor
Biology Dept., Univ. Mississippi
1991-1994
Senior Staff Scientist
BITÖK, Univ. Bayreuth
1994-1996
Assistant Professor
BITÖK, Univ. Bayreuth
1996-1997
Instructor
Biology Dept., Western Kentucky Univ.
1997-2008
Associate Professor
Dept. Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois Univ.
 
 
(Graduate faculty, 1998; Tenured, 2003)
2005-2006
Sabbatical
Dept. Crop Sciences, University of Illinois (UIUC)
2008
Professor
Dept. Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois Univ.
2013-2014
Sabbatical
Dept. Animal Sciences, University of Illinois (UIUC)

Professional Organizations

American Society for Microbiology              
Sigma Xi
Illinois State Academy of Science   
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research

BRIEF BIOSKETCH
Dr. Steven L. Daniel is a Professor at Eastern Illinois University.  He received his Ph.D. degree in 1988 from Iowa State University.  He has worked as a Research Associate and Assistant Professor at the University of Mississippi and as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor at the University of Bayreuth.  In 1997, he joined the faculty of the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Illinois University.  His research interests include the ecological and metabolic roles that microorganisms, especially anaerobic bacteria, play in the turnover of matter and energy in various environmental systems such as the human/animal guts and soils.  In particular, he is interested in the physiology and ecology of acetogenic bacteria and the microbial metabolism of bile acids and toxic dietary compounds by gastrointestinal bacteria.

Keywords:  oxalate, Oxalobacter formigenes, kidney stones, Clostridium scindens, bile acids, dehydroxylation, acetogen, biofuels, thermophile, physiology, anaerobic bacteria

Selected Publications

  • Daniel, S. L., P. A. Hartman, and M. J. Allison.  1987.  Microbial degradation of oxalate in the gastrointestinal tracts of rats.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 53:1793-1797.
  • Savage, D. M., Z. Wu, S. L. Daniel, L. L. Lundie, Jr., and H. L. Drake.  1987.  Carbon monoxide-dependent chemolithotrophic growth of Clostridium thermoautotrophicum.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 53:1902-1906.
  • Daniel, S. L., P. A. Hartman, and M. J. Allison.  1987.  Intestinal colonization of laboratory rats with Oxalobacter formigenes.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 53:2767-2770.
  • Wu, Z., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1988.  Characterization of a CO-dependent O-demethylating enzyme system from the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum.  J. Bacteriol. 170:5705-5708.
  • Daniel, S. L., Z. Wu, and H. L. Drake.  1988.  Growth of thermophilic acetogenic bacteria on methoxylated aromatic acids.  FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 52:25-28.
  • Yang, H., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1989.  Nickel transport by the thermophilic acetogen Acetogenium kivui.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 55:1078-1081.
  • Daniel, S. L., H. M. Cook, P. A. Hartman, and M. J. Allison.  1989.  Enumeration of anaerobic oxalate-degrading bacteria in the ruminal contents of sheep.  FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 62: 329-334.
  • Hsu, T., S. L. Daniel, M. F. Lux, and H. L. Drake.  1990.  Biotransformations of carboxylated aromatic compounds by the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum:  generation of growth-supportive CO2 equivalents under CO2-limited conditions.  J. Bacteriol. 172:212-217.
  • Daniel, S. L., T. Hsu, S. I. Dean, and H. L. Drake.  1990.  Characterization of the H2- and CO-dependent chemolithotrophic potentials of the acetogens Clostridium thermoaceticum and Acetogenium kivui.  J. Bacteriol. 172:4464-4471.
  • Daniel, S. L., E. S. Keith, H. Yang, Y.-S. Lin, and H. L. Drake.  1991.  Utilization of methoxylated aromatic compounds by the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum:  expression and specificity of the CO-dependent O-demethylating activity.  Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 180:416-422.
  • Parekh, M., E. S. Keith, S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1992.  Comparative evaluation of the metabolic potentials of different strains of Peptostreptococcus productus:  utilization and transformation of aromatic compounds.  FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 94:69-74.
  • Daniel, S. L., and H. L. Drake.  1993.  Oxalate- and glyoxylate-dependent growth and acetogenesis by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 59:3062-3069.
  • Daniel, S.L., P.A. Hartman, and M.J. Allison. 1993. Intestinal colonization of laboratory rats by anaerobic oxalate-degrading bacteria: effects on the urinary and fecal excretion of dietary oxalate.  Micro. Ecol. Health Dis. 6:277-283.
  • Seifritz, C., S. L. Daniel, A. Gößner, and H. L. Drake.  1993.  Nitrate as a preferred electron sink for the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum.  J. Bacteriol. 175:8008-8013.
  • Gößner, A., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1994.  Acetogenesis coupled to the oxidation of aromatic aldehyde groups.  Arch. Microbiol. 161:126-131.
  • Drake, H. L., S. L. Daniel, C. Matthies, and K. Küsel.  1994.  Acetogenesis:  reality in the laboratory, uncertainty elsewhere.  In:  H. L. Drake (ed.), Acetogenesis, p. 273-302.Chapman and Hall, New York.
  • Allison, M. J., S. L. Daniel, and N. Cornick.  1995.  Oxalate-degrading bacteria.  In:  S. R. Khan (ed.), Calcium oxalate in biological systems, p. 131-168.  CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida.
  • Parekh, M., H.L. Drake, and S.L. Daniel.1996. Bidirectional transformation of aromatic aldehydes by Desulfovibrio desulfuricans under nitrate-dissimilating conditions. Lett. Appl. Microbiol.22:115-120.
  • Misoph, M., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1996.  Bidirectional usage of ferulate by the acetogen Peptostreptococcus productus:  CO2 and aromatic acrylate groups as competing electron acceptors.  Microbiology 142:1983-1988.
  • Drake, H. L., S. L. Daniel, K. Küsel, C. Matthies, C. Kuhner, and S. Braus-Stromeyer.  1997.  Acetogenic bacteria: what are the in situ consequences of their diverse metabolic versatilities?  BioFactors 9:1-12.
  • Seifritz, C., J. Fröstl, H.L. Drake, and S.L. Daniel. 1999. Glycolate as a new growth-supportive substrate for the acetogens Moorella thermoacetica andMoorella thermoautotrophica. FEMS Microbiol. Lett.170:399-405.
  • Seifritz, C., J. Fröstl, H. L. Drake, and S. L. Daniel.  2002.  Oxalate and glyoxylate metabolism by the acetogens Moorella thermoacetica and Moorella thermoautotrophica:  influence of nitrate on carbon and reductant flow.  Arch. Microbiol. 178:457-464.
  • Seifritz, C., H. L. Drake, and S. L. Daniel.  2003.  Nitrite as an energy-conserving electron sink for the acetogenic bacterium Moorella thermoacetica.  Curr. Microbiol. 46:329-333.
  • Daniel, S.L., C. Pilsl, and H.L. Drake.  2004.  Oxalate metabolism by the acetogenic bacterium Moorella thermoacetica.  FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 231:39-43.
  • Drake, H.L., and S. L. Daniel.  2004.  Physiology of the thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica. Res. Microbiol. 155:422-436.
  • Daniel, S.L., C. Pilsl, and H.L. Drake.  2007.  Anaerobic oxalate consumption by microorganisms in forest soils.  Res. Microbiol. 158:303-309.
  • Culbertson, B.J., N.C. Furumo, and S.L. Daniel.  2007.  Impact of nutritional supplements and monosaccharides on growth, oxalate accumulation, and culture pH by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.  FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 270:132-138.
  • Daniel, S.L., G.L. Hartman, E.D. Wagner, and M.J. Plewa.  2007.  Mammalian cell cytotoxicity analysis of soybean rust fungicides.  Bull. Environ. Contamin. Toxicol. 78:474-478.
  • Culbertson, B.J., J. Krone, E. Gatebe, N.C. Furumo, and S.L. Daniel.  2007.  Impact of carbon sources on growth and oxalate synthesis by the phytopathogenic fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.  World J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 23:1357-1362.
  • Drake, H. L., Gößner, A. S., Daniel, S. L.  2008.  Old acetogens, new light.  In:  Wiegel, J. (ed.), Incredible Anaerobes.  Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1125:100-128.
  • Goradia, L., G.L. Hartman, and S.L. Daniel.  2009.  Evaluation of glyphosate-tolerant soybean cultivars for resistance to bacterial pustule.  Eur. J. Plant Pathol. 124:331-335.
  • Janezic, K. J, E. W. Hendricks, A. N. Theisen, B. Ferry, M. E. Roberts, S. Murphy, S. M. Scott, B. A. Janiga, T. Johnson, K. Hung, and S. L. Daniel.  2013.  Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from untreated surface waters.  The Open Journal of Microbiology 7:9-19. (Research completed by the Fall 2011 BIO 4836 Pathogenic Microbiology class).
  • Penn, C. D., and S. L. Daniel.  2013.  Salicylate degradation by the fungal plant pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. Current Microbiology, 67:218-225 (Honor Thesis research by Cory Penn).
  • Ellis, M. L., K. J. Shaw, S. B. Jackson, S. L. Daniel, and J. Knight.  2014.  Analysis of commercial kidney stone probiotic supplements. Urology (doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2014.11.013) (in press). (Part of this research was conducted by Karen J. Shaw [graduate] and Shelby B. Jackson [undergraduate] in my laboratory at EIU)

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Daniel, S. L., M. J. Allison, and P. A. Hartman.  1983.  Enumeration, isolation, and characterization of anaerobic oxalate-degrading bacteria from the rat cecum. Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I118, p. 159.
  • Daniel, S. L., H. M. Cook, and M. J. Allison.  1983.  Enumeration of anaerobic oxalate-degrading bacteria from the sheep rumen.  Conference on Rumen Function, p. 22.
  • Daniel, S. L., M. J. Allison, and P. A. Hartman.  1985.  Oxalate degradation in the gastrointestinal tract of white laboratory rats.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-72, p. 158.
  • Savage, M.D., S.L  Daniel, L.L. Lundie, Jr., and H.L. Drake. 1986. Role of CO in carbon monoxide-dependent chemolithotrophic growth of the acetogen Clostridium thermoautotrophicum and comparative assessment with Clostridium thermoaceticum.Int. Symp. Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds (Groningen, Netherlands), p. 26.
  • Daniel, S. L., H. M. Cook, and M. J. Allison.  1986.  Concentration of Oxalobacter formigenes in the rumen of sheep:  effect of dietary oxalate.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-13, p. 167.
  • Wu, Z., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1988.  Expression of syringate-dependent proteins in Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., H-79, p. 158.
  • Daniel, S. L., Z. Wu, and H. L. Drake. 1988. Physiology and enzymology of thermophilic acetogenesis from methoxylated aromatics: a one-carbon metabolic process. 14th Int. Congress of Biochemistry (Prague, Czechoslovakia), TH-103, p. 89.
  • Daniel, S. L., and H. L. Drake.  1988.  Acetogenesis from methoxylated aromatic acids by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-105, p. 198.
  • Yang, H., S. L. Daniel, T. Hsu, and H. L. Drake.  1989.  Metabolism of nickel by the thermophilic acetogen Acetogenium kivui.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-162, p. 272.
  • Hsu, T., S. L. Daniel, and H. L. Drake.  1989.  Metabolism of nonmethoxylated aromatic compounds by the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum:  evidence for an aromatic-decarboxylating enzyme system.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-183, p. 275. 
  • Daniel, S. L., T. Hsu, S. I. Dean, and H. L. Drake.  1989.  Autotrophic growth potentials and enzyme profiles of the acetogens Clostridium thermoaceticum and Acetogenium kivui.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-99, p. 261.
  • Drake, H. L., S.L. Daniel, T. Hsu, E. S. Keith, Z. Wu, L. L. Lundie, Jr., and S. I. Dean.  1989.  One-carbon metabolic potentials and new catalytic activities of Clostridium thermoaceticum.  6th Int. Symp. Microbial Growth on C1 compounds (Göttingen, Germany), P-414.
  • Daniel, S. L., E. S. Keith, H. Yang, and H. L. Drake.  1990.  Further evaluation of the expression and specific of the O-demethylating enzyme system (ODES) of the acetogen Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Ann. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol, K-149, p. 244.
  • Daniel, S. L., and H. L. Drake.  1991.  Acetogenesis from two-carbon compounds by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-137, p. 237. 
  • Lux, M. F., M. Parekh, E. S. Keith, S. L. Daniel, J. M. Akagi, and H. L. Drake.  1992.  Utilization of aromatic acrylate groups by acetogenic bacteria under CO2-limited conditions.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-166, p. 284.
  • Daniel, S.L., M. Misoph, A. Gößner, and H.L. Drake.1992.Growth of acetogenic bacteria in the absence of autotrophic CO2 fixation to acetate. 7th Int. Symp. Microbial Growth on C1 Compounds, C-133.
  • Daniel S.L., and H.L. Drake. 1993.  Oxalate- and glyoxylate-dependent growth and acetogenesis by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie (VAAM) Tagung, P-119, p. 45.
  • Daniel, S. L., and C. Wagner.  1994. Enzymological studies on the mechanism of oxalate-dependent acetogenesis by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-74, p. 288.
  • Daniel, S. L., and C. Wagner.  1995.  Anaerobic turnover of oxalate in forest soils.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., N-149, p. 358.
  • Seifritz, C., J. Fröstl, and S. L. Daniel.  1996.  Effect of nitrate on oxalate and glyoxylate metabolism by Clostridium thermoaceticum.  VAAM Tagung, PE-008, p. 101.
  • Daniel, S. L., and C. Wagner. 1996. Microbial turnover of oxalate under anaerobic conditions in forest soils. VAAM Tagung, PB-002, p. 75.
  • Seifritz, C., J.Fröstl, and S.L. Daniel.1996.Oxalate and glyoxylate metabolism by Clostridium thermoaceticum: influence of nitrate on carbon and reductant flow. Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-163, p. 563.
  • Daniel, S. L., and C. Wagner.  1998.  Anaerobic mechanisms for the turnover of oxalate: studies with forest soils and pure cultures.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci., Abstr.74, p. 55.
  • Seifritz, C., J. Fröstl, and S. L. Daniel.  1998.  Glycolate as a new metabolic substrate for the acetogenic bacterium Moorella thermoacetica.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K‑21, p. 330.
  • Seifritz, C., J. Fröstl, and S. L. Daniel.  1999.  Nitrite as an energy-conserving electron sink for the acetogenic bacterium Moorella thermoacetica.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-37, p. 380.
  • Scheffer, A., K. Doerner, N. Furumo, and S.L. Daniel.  2001.  The search for cholesterol-lowering bacteria in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci., Abstr. 141, p. 92.
  • Fairfield, K., N. Ludolph, L.S. Kull, G.L. Hartman, and S.L. Daniel.  2001.  Oxalate biosynthesis by fungal plant pathogens.  12th Annual Student Research Conference (Charleston, IL), p. 38.
  • Fairfield, K., L.S. Kull, G.L. Hartman, and S.L. Daniel.  2001.  Oxalate biosynthesis by fungal plant pathogens.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci., Abstr. 142, p. 92.
  • Fairfield, K., L.S. Kull, G.L. Hartman, and S.L. Daniel.  2001.  Novel strategies for assessing the aggressiveness of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the causative agent of sclerotinia stem rot of soybeans. Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., N‑131, p. 509.
  • Marousek, S.B., G. Pollard, and S.L. Daniel.  2002.  Nodulation of common and endangered legumes by symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria present in Illinois Prairie soils. Ann.Meet.Ill. St. Acad. Sci.130, p. 92.
  • Brueck, C., M. Lehtinen, M. Flanagan, P. Bade, and S.L. Daniel. 2002. Microbial degradation of oxalate, glyoxylate and glycolate in the human gut.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 131, p. 92.
  • Schweighart, J., T. Hatinen, N.C. Furumo, and S.L. Daniel.  2002.  Impact of carbon source on growth and oxalate biosynthesis by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the causative agent of sclerotinia stem rot of soybean.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 134, p. 93.
  • Goradia, L., S.L. Daniel, and G. Hartman.  2003.  Evaluation of round-up ready soybean cultivars for resistance to Xanthomonas axonopodis pv. glycines. Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 159, p. 63.
  • Runyon, C., and S.L. Daniel.  2003.  Enrichment of anaerobic glyoxylate-degrading bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract of humans.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 164, p. 65.
  • Daniel, S.L., C. Runyon, J. Williams, M. Flanagan, C. Brueck, and M. Lehtinen. 2003. Degradation of glyoxylate and glycolate by human gastrointestinal microbes. Gen.Meet.Am.Soc.Microbiol.,N32, p. 439.
  • Furumo, N.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2003.  Growth and oxalate biosynthesis by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the causative agent of sclerotinia stem rot of soybean.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., N-281, p. 448.
  • Culbertson, B.J., J.R. Krone, K.A. Beer, N.C. Furumo, and S.L. Daniel.  2004.  Regulation of growth and oxalate synthesis by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 137, p. 53.
  • Goradia, L., G. Hartman, and S.L. Daniel. 2004. Pathogenicity of Xanthomonas axonpodis pv. glycines, causative agent of bacterial pustule in soybeans.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., N-318. 
  • Furumo, N.C., A. Eurell, S.L. Daniel, and K. Doerner.  2004.  Microbial metabolism of deoxycholate in the mammalian gastrointestinal tract. Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., N-320.
  • Furumo, N.C., S.L. Daniel, and B.J. Culbertson.  2004. Biochemistry and physiology of oxalate biosynthesis by Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, a fungal plant pathogen. ACS National Meeting, BIOL 167
  • Cox, R., and S.L. Daniel.  2005.  Oxalate consumption by commercial probiotics.  Conference on Gastrointestinal Function, Abstract #8.
  • Talarico, T.N., T. Millis, and S.L. Daniel.  2005.  Microbial degradation of oxalate in the gastrointestinal tracts of cats and dogs.  Conference on Gastrointestinal Function, Abstract #26.
  • Doyle, K., V. Norman, S.L. Daniel, and A.H. Fritz.  2006.  Concentrations and types of bacteria present in the pupae and adults of the Caribbean fruit fly Anastrepha suspense.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 76, pp. 52-53.
  • Daniel, S.L., and Cox, R.  2006.  Oxalate consumption by probiotic microorganisms.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-048.
  • Daniel,S.L., and H.L.Drake. 2007. From Clostridium thermoaceticum to Moorella thermoacetica, by viewing the old, we learn the new. Incredible Anaerobes: From Physiology to Genomics to Fuels. Abst. #2. 
  • Baluka, A.E.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2007.  Oxalate metabolism by Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 45, p. 41.
  • Inboden, A.M., and S.L. Daniel.  2008.  Resolving the nutritional requirements of Clostridium scindens, a bile acid-metabolizing gut bacterium.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 60, p. 44. 
  • Baluka, A.E.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2008.  PCR-based detection of genes responsible for oxalate detoxification in probiotic microorganisms.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 17, p. 26.
  • Baluka, A.E.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2008.  Oxalate-consuming activities of probiotic microorganisms.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., I-019.
  • Baluka, A.E.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2008.  Evaluation of the oxalate-consuming activities of probiotic bacteria.  2nd ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes, 5A, p. 19.
  • Baluka, A.E.C., and S.L. Daniel.  2009.  Oxalate degradation by Lactobacillus acidophilus and other probiotic bacteria.  Conference on Gastrointestinal Function. Abstract #6.
  • Schuette, A., and S.L. Daniel.  2009.  Anaerobic growth potentials of Xenorhabdus nematophila.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 57, p. 29.
  • Huckaba, J., and S.L. Daniel. 2009. Comparing the nutritional requirements of the bile acid-metabolizing gut bacteria Clostridium hylemonae and Clostridium hiranonis.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 63, p. 32.
  • Penn, C., and S.L. Daniel.  2009.  Degradation of salicylate, an important plant-signaling molecule, by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 62, p. 31.
  • Huckaba, J., S.L. Daniel.  2010.  Determining the nutritional requirements of the bile acid-metabolizing gut bacteria Clostridium hylemonae and Clostridium hiranonis.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 14, p. 18.
  • Penn, C., and S.L. Daniel.  2010.  Degradation of salicylate, an important plant-signaling molecule, by the fungal pathogen Sclerotinia sclerotiorum.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., X-1941.
  • Huckaba, J., and S.L. Daniel.  2010.  Determining the nutritional requirements of the bile acid-metabolizing gut bacterium Clostridium hylemonae.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol., K-279.
  • Paul, O., and S.L. Daniel.  2011.  Vitamin requirements of the bile acid-dehydroxylating intestinal bacterium Clostridium scindens.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 94, p. 64.
  • Daniel, S.L., and J.M. Lucas. 2011. Phenotypic microarray analysis of the thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica ATCC 39073.  Extremophiles: Key to Bioenergy, p. 40.
  • Daniel, S.L., and J. Huckaba.  2011. Determining the nutritional requirements of the bile acid-metabolizing gut bacteria Clostridium hylemonae.  Congress on Gastrointestinal Function.
  • Paul, O., and S.L. Daniel.  2011.  Resolving the vitamin requirements of the bile acid-dehydroxylating intestinal bacterium Clostridium scindens.  Congress on Gastrointestinal Function.
  • Janezic, K.J, E.W. Hendricks, A.N. Theisen, B. Ferry, M.E. Roberts, S. Murphy, S.M. Scott, B.A. Janiga, T. Johnson, K. Hung, and S.L. Daniel. 2012. Phenotypic and genotypic characterization of Escherichia coli isolated from surface waters in Illinois and Missouri.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci.58, p. 49.
  • Daniel, S.L. 2012. Impact of raw syngas on the growth of the thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica ATCC 39073.  C1-Gordon Research Conference.
  • Scheiman, D., and S.L. Daniel. 2013.  Anaerobic oxalate-degrading bacteria in avian cecal contents.  Congress on Gastrointestinal Function, p. 32, Abstract #21.
  • Daniel, S.L. 2013. Impact of raw syngas on the growth of the thermophilic acetogen Moorella thermoacetica ATCC 39073.  Gen. Meet. Am. Soc. Microbiol, Abstract O-2007.
  • Dickey, A., Heumann A., Shaw, K., Broge, K., Allen, A., Shah, A., Maulding, A., Albers, C., Toy, K., Ford, L., Mettler, T., Tortorici, T., Daniel, S. L., and Hung, K.  2014.  Comparison of genotypic and phenotypic characteristics of Escherichia coli from untreated surface waters.  Ann. Meet. Ill. St. Acad. Sci. 43, p. 35.
  • Ohseki, K., and S. L. Daniel. 2014. Utilization of prebiotic carbohydrates by the human gut acetogen Blautia producta:  You are what your acetogens eat!  C1-Gordon Research Conference.

Funding & Grants

  • Properties of Symbiotic Nitrogen‑Fixing Bacteria Isolated from Common and Endangered Legumes, Wildlife Preservation Fund, Division of Natural Heritage, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 
  • Novel Strategies for Assessing the Aggressiveness of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, the Causative Agent of Sclerotinia Stem Rot of Soybeans, Illinois Soybean Program Operating Board, September 1, 2002 to August 31, 2003 ( Principal Investigator with Dr. Norbert Furumo, Chemistry Department, Eastern Illinois University as Co-Principal Investigator)
  • Bacterial Pustule:  Resistance in Current Soybean Cultivars, Illinois Soybean Association, January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006 (Co-Principal Investigator with Drs. Glen Hartman [Principal Investigator] and Curt Hill [Co-Principal Investigator], Dept. Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Bacterial Pustule:  Resistance in Current Soybean Cultivars, Illinois Soybean Association, January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007 (Co-Principal Investigator with Drs. Glen Hartman [Principal Investigator] and Curt Hill [Co-Principal Investigator], Dept. Crop Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
  • Descriptive and Functional Analyses of Gut Microbiome Alterations in Hyperoxaluria, Pilot Projects for Rare Kidney Stone Research, Rare Kidney Stone Consortium [U54DK083908], July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. (Co-Principal Investigator with Drs. Nazzal Lama [Principal Investigator] and Dr. David Goldfarb [Co-Principal Investigator], NYU Medical Center, Nephrology Section)

Community

     Invited Seminars 
  • Physiology Council Mini-Symposium, Ames, Iowa, 1982
  • Gordon Conference on Calcium Oxalate, Plymouth, New Hampshire, 1989
  • Food and Drug Administration, Fishery Research Branch, Dauphin Island, Alabama, 1990
  • Urologische Universitätsklinik und Poliklinik, Universität Ulm, Germany, 1992
  • Mikrobiologisches Seminar and Kolloquium, Universität Bayreuth, Germany, 1993
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1997
  • Eastern Illinois University, Botany Club, Charleston, Illinois, 1998
  • EPA, Gulf Ecology Branch, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 1999
  • North Central Soybean Research Program – White Mold Group, Madison, Wisconsin, 2002
  • FASEB Conference, Calcium Oxalate in Biological Systems, Saxtons River, Vermont, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Center, 2003
  • University of West Florida, Department of Biology, 2005
  • Eastern Illinois University, Botany Club, Charleston, Illinois, 2009
  • 9th International Primary Hyperoxaluria Workshop, New York, New York, 2010
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, 2012
  • 11th Annual International Primary Hyperoxaluria Workshop, Chicago, IL, 2014
     Awards and Honor Societies 
  • Sigma Xi, Eastern Illinois University (1998)
  • The Graduate Dean's Award of Excellence in Research, Eastern Illinois University (2001)
  • Achievement and Contribution Award (in research), Eastern Illinois University (2007, 2009)
  • The Graduate Dean’s Council on Faculty Research Award, Eastern Illinois University (2007) 
  • Achievement and Contribution Award (in teaching), Eastern Illinois University (2012)
  • The Graduate Dean's Award of Excellence in Research, Eastern Illinois University (2014)
    Professional Service
  • Editorial Board, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 2003-2015
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer:  Environmental Microbiology, Archives of Microbiology, BMC Genomics, Plos One, Biotechnology for Biofuels, Microbial Ecology, Agricultural Research Journal, FEMS Microbial Ecology, Journal of Bacteriology, Biochemical Bioengineering Journal


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