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Athabasca University

Dr. Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno

Associate Professor, Biology and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Education

PhD
University of Calgary, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Faculty of Medicine
Dissertation: “Role of the Burkholderia pseudomallei capsule.”
Supervisor: Dr. Donald E. Woods

BSc
University of Calgary, Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
Majored in Cellular, Molecular, Microbial Biology
Minored in English

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 2018 - present
    Athabasca University
  • Associate Professor Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, 2005-present
    Athabasca University
  • Adjunct Professor, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 2005- present
    University of Calgary
  • Chair, Centre for Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, 2010-2015
    Athabasca University
  • Program Director, BSc Human Sciences, June 2005 - 2010
    Athabasca University

Academic Committees

Committee Date
FST Program Development Committee 2018 - Present
Science Outreach Athabasca University 2018 - Present
Vice-President, University Relations search committee 2018 - Present
FST Student Success Centre Committee 2017 - Present
FST Strategic Planning Committee 2016 - Present
FST Faculty Council 2010 - Present
FST Graduate Program Council 2010 - Present
Athabasca University Science Lab Committee 2005 - Present
Centre for Science 2005 - Present
Tenure Review Committees (7) 2005 - Present
Academic Hiring Committees (15)
(CAIP Chairs, CRC Chair, Assistant Professors, Associate Professor, Academic Coordinators, Director Centre for Architecture, Academic Experts)
2005 - Present
Athabasca University Strategic Planning Working Group 2017 - 2018
Provost Vice-President, Academic search committee 2017
Provost Vice-President, Academic transition team 2017 - 2018
FST BSc Re-structure Committee 2016 - 2017
FST BSc Review Committee 2013 - 2014
AU Press 2012 - 2015
General Faculties Council 2011 - 2017
GFC Executive 2011 - 2017
Athabasca University Student Awards Committee 2010 - 2011
FST Undergraduate Program Council 2010 - 2015
FST Msc Environmental Science Committee 2010 - 2015
Bibliography of the Athabasca River Basin Committee 2010 - 2011
FST Research Awards Committee 2010 - 2011
Athabasca University Executive Budget Committee 2007 and 2011

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards Date
Craig Cunningham Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence
Athabasca University
2013
Honorable Mention, International E-learning Awards
International E-learning Association (ILEA)
Development of the “Bacterial Taxonomy Learning Tree”
2011
Honorable Mention, Canadian Student Microbiologist of the Year
Canadian Society of Microbiologists
2002
Keith Dorrington Award
Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network
2002
Best Student Poster Award
Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network
2002

Publications

Book Chapters

  • Sodjahin B, Kumar V, Lewenza, S, Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. 2017. Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017, M. Mouhoub and P. Langlais (Eds.): Canadian AI 2017 (pp. 341-47), LNAI 10233.
  • Sodjahin B, Reckseidler-Zenteno S, Lewenza S, Kumar V, Wang J. 2015. Identification of Low Nutrient Response Genes in the Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Hierarchical Clustering. In M. Chang, & F. Al-Shamali (Eds.), 2015 Proceedings of Science and Technology Innovations (pp. 1-16). Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2012. Capsular Polysaccharides Produced by the Bacterial Pathogen Burkholderia pseudomallei. In D. N. Karunaratn (ed.), The Complex World of Polysaccharides. In Tech Open Access Company. ISBN 978-953-51-0819-1, Published: October 31, 2012.

Journal Publications

  • Lewenza, S, Abboud, J, Poon, K, Kobryn, M, Humplik, I, Bell, JR, and SL Reckseidler-Zenteno. 2018. Pseudomonas aeruginosa displays a dormancy phenotype during long term survival in water. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0198384. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0198384
  • van Tilburg Bernardes E., Charron-Mazenod L., Reading D., Reckseidler-Zenteno S., and Lewenza, S. 2017. Exopolysaccharide-repressing small molecules with antibiofilm and antivirulence activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. pii: AAC.01997-16. doi: 10.1128/AAC.01997-16. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Sodjahin, B., Suresh Kumar, V., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. 2017. Probabilistic Graphs to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Infer Low Nutrient Water Response Genes. © 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC).
  • de la Fuente-Núñez, C., Reffuveille, F., Mansour, S.C., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L., Hernández, D., Brackman, G., Coenye, T., and Hancock, R.E.W. 2015. D-enantiomeric peptides that eradicate wild-type and multi-drug resistant biofilms and protect against lethal Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Chemistry & Biology. 22:196–205.
  • van Tilburg Bernardes, E., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. 2015. Current Research Approaches to Target Biofilms. Journal of Postdoctoral Research. doi.org/5g7
  • de la Fuente-Núñez, C., Mansour, S.C., Wang, Z., Jiang, L., Breidenstein, E.B.M., Elliott, M., Reffuveille, F., Speert, D.P., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L., Shen, Y., Haapasalo, M., and Hancock, R.E.W. 2014. Anti-biofilm and immunomodulatory activities of peptides that inhibit biofilms formed by pathogens isolated from cystic fibrosis patients. Antibiotics. 3:509-526.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. L., D. F. Viteri, R. Moore, E. Wong, A. Tuanyok, and D. E. Woods. 2010. Characterization of the type III capsular polysaccharide by Burkholderia pseudomallei. J. Med. Microbiol. Dec.; 59(Pt 12): 1403-14.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. L., R. Moore, and D. E. Woods. 2009. Genetics and Function of the Capsules of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Their Potential as Therapeutic Targets. Mini Rev. Med. Chem. 9(2): 265-71.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. L., DeVinney, R., and Woods, D. E. 2005. The Capsular Polysaccharide of Burkholderia pseudomallei Contributes to Survival in Serum by Reducing Complement Factor C3b Deposition. Infect. Immun. 73:1106-1115.
  • Moore, R. A., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Kim, H., Nierman, W.,Yu, Y., Tuanyok, A., Warwara, J., DeShazer, D., and Woods, D. E. 2004. The Contribution of Gene Loss to the Pathogenic Evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. Infect. Immun. 72:4172-4187.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. L., Ling, J., Moore, R. A., and Woods, D. E. 2003. Recent Research Advances on the Pathogenesis of Melioidosis and Glanders. Recent Res. Dev. Infect. Immun. 1:187-202.
  • Reckseidler, S.L., DeShazer, D., Sokol, P.A., and Woods, D.E. 2001. Detection of Bacterial Virulence Genes by Subtractive Hybridization: Identification of the Capsular Polysaccharide of Burkholderia pseudomallei as a Major Virulence Determinant. Infect. Immun. 69:34-44.
  • Moore, R.A., Deshazer, D., Reckseidler, S., Weissman, A., and Woods, D.E. 1999. Efflux-Mediated Aminoglycoside and Macrolide Resistance in Burkholderia pseudomallei. Antimicrob. Ag. Chemother. 43:465-470.
  • Woods, D.E., DeShazer, D., Moore, R.A., Brett, P.J., Burtnick, M.N., Reckseidler, S.L., and Senkiw, M.D. 1999. Current Studies on the Pathogenesis of Melioidosis. Microbes and Infection 2:157-162.

Conference Papers

  • Shideler, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Treu, R., Qasim A., and Lewenza, S. 2018. Membrane Damage-Responsive Biosensors for the Discovery of Antimicrobials from Lenzites betulina and Haploporus odorus. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. May 2018. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Qasim, A., Shideler, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Treu, R., and Lewenza, S. 2017. Discovering the Antimicrobial Effects of Ganoderma applanatum and Lentinula edodes. Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA). March 2017. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Shideler, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Treu, R., and Lewenza, S. 2017. Membrane Damage-Responsive Biosensors for the Discovery of Antimicrobials from Lenzites betulina and Haploporus odorus. Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta (URSCA). March 2017. Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Sodajin, B., Kumar, V., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. 2017. Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water. Canadian Artificial Intelligence Conference. May 2017. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Shideler, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Treu, R., and Lewenza, S. 2017. Membrane Damage-Responsive Biosensors for the Discovery of Antimicrobials from Lenzites betulina and Haploporus odorus. Mycological Society of America (MSA) Conference. July 2017. Athens, Georgia, USA.
  • Sodajin, B., Kumar, V., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S. 2017. Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. July 2017. Donostia - San Sebastián, Spain.
  • van Tilburg Bernades, E., Reading, D., Mazenod, L., Zenteno, S., and Lewenza, S. 2016. Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors that Reduce Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence In Vivo. May, 2016. Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual General Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • van Tilburg Bernades, E., Reading, D., Mazenod, L., Zenteno, S., and Lewenza, S. 2016. Identification of Small Molecule Inhibitors that Reduce Pseudomonas aeruginosa Virulence In Vivo. June, 2016. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Shideler, S., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Mazenod, L., Treu, R., and Lewenza, S. 2016. High-throughput Biosensor Guided Discovery of Novel Antimicrobials Detected in Fungal Culture Supernatants. 2016. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. June, 2016. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Sodjahin, B., Kumar, V., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2016. Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water. September 2016. AU Graduate Student Conference Research without Borders, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  • Sodjahin, B., Kumar, V., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2016. Bayesian Networks to Model Pseudomonas aeruginosa Survival Mechanism and Identify Low Nutrient Response Genes in Water. July 2016. Second Annual UPEI Multidisciplinary Graduate Research Conference, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • Sodjahin, B., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Lewenza, S., Kumar, V., and Wang, J. 2015. Identification of Low Nutrient Response Genes in the Bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa with Hierarchical Clustering. September 2015. AU Graduate Student Conference, Research in Practice, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  • Humplik, I., Lewenza, S., Gafari, H., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2014. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Becomes Dormant and Displays Increased Resistance to Polymyxin B and Gentamicin in Water. Abst. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. June, 2014. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Doshi, N.S., de la Fuente-Núñez, C., Hancock, R.E.W., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2014. Targeting Opportunist Klebsiella pneumoniae Biofilms with Synthetic Peptides. Abst. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. June, 2014. Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • Abboud, J., Rainer J.B., Georghiu, C., Poon, K., Lewenza, S., Surette, M.G., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2012. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Displays a Dormancy Phenotype in Water. Abst. Banff Conference on Infectious Diseases. May, 2012, Banff, AB.
  • Abboud, J., Bell, Rainer, J.B., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2011. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Displays a Dormancy Phenotype During Long-term Survival in Water. Abst. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. May, 2011. New Orleans, LA.
  • Kobryn, M.., Lewenza, S., and Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. 2009. Identification of Genes Responsible for the Survival of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Water. Abst. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. May, 2009. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L., Moore, R.A., Viteri, D., Wong, E., Tuanyok, A. and Woods, D.E. 2007. Genetic and Functional Characterization of a Capsule Produced by Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abst. 5th World Melioidosis Congress. November, 2007, Thailand.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L., Tuanyok, A., Moore, R., Wong, E. and Woods, D.E. 2006. Genetic and Functional Characterization of the Capsules of Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abst. Conference on Infectious Diseases. May, 2006, Banff, AB.
  • Moore, R.A., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S, Nierman, W., Kim, H., Tuanyok, A., Warwara, J., DeShazer, D., and Woods, D.E. The Contribution of Gene Loss to the Pathogenic Evolution of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei. Abstr. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. May, 2004. New Orleans, LA.
  • Moir, D.T., Opperman, T., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S., Segal, J., Schweizer, H., and Woods, D.E. Target-specific Reporter Screens for B. pseudomallei Targets in a Surrogate Species. Abstr. Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy October, 2004, Washington, DC.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L., Tuanyok, A., and Woods, D.E. Genetic and Functional Characterization of the Capsular Polysaccharides of Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abstr. 4th World Melioidosis Congress. September, 2004, Singapore.
  • Reckseidler, S.L., and Woods, D.E. Identification of a Capsular Polysaccharide of Burkholderia pseudomallei as a Virulence Determinant. Abstr. Canadian Society of Microbiologists Annual General Meeting. June, 2002. Saskatoon, SK.
  • Reckseidler, S.L., and Woods, D.E. Identification of a Capsular Polysaccharide of Burkholderia pseudomallei as a Virulence Determinant. Abstr. Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network Annual General Meeting. June, 2002. Saskatoon, SK.
  • Reckseidler, S.L., and Woods, D.E. The Capsular Polysaccharide of Burkholderia pseudomallei is Responsible for Persistence in the Serum through the Inhibition of Complement Factor C3b Binding and Phagocytosis. Abstr. Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network Annual General Meeting. June, 2002. Saskatoon, SK.
  • Reckseidler, S.L., and Woods, D.E. Molecular Characterization of a Group 3 Capsule in Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abstr. UA/UC Conference on Infectious Diseases. May, 2000. Panorama, B.C.
  • White, A.M., Reckseidler, S.L., and Woods, D.E. The Identification and Characterization of Extracellular Polysaccharide Synthesis and Transport Genes of Burkholderia stabilis. Abstr. UA/UC Conference on Infectious Diseases. May, 2000. Panorama, B.C.
  • Reckseidler, S., DeShazer, D., and Woods, D.E. Identification of Type I LPS as a Major Virulence Factor of Burkholderia pseudomallei by Subtractive Hybridization. Abstr. Canadian Bacterial Diseases Network Annual General Meeting. May, 1999. Banff, AB.
  • Reckseidler, S., Moore, R.A., DeShazer, D., and Woods, D.E. Identification and Characterization of Pilin Genes in Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abstr. International Congress on Melioidosis. November, 1998. Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Moore, R.A., Deshazer, D., Reckseidler, S., Weissman, A., and Woods, D.E. Efflux Mediated Aminoglycoside and Macrolide Resistance in Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abstr. UA/UC Conference On Infectious Diseases. May, 1998. Banff, Alberta.
  • Reckseidler, S., Moore, R.A., Deshazer, D., and Woods, D.E. Identification and Characterization Of Pilin Genes In Burkholderia pseudomallei. Abstr. UA/UC Conference On Infectious Diseases. May, 1998. Banff, Alberta.

Presentations and Invited Lectures

  • Al-Shamali, F., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.,Torres, M., Dubbelboer, A., and Kennepohl, D. “Course Design Panel with ABEOR Grant Recipients” for the Athabasca University Learning Services Conference. April, 2018, Leduc, Canada.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. “Identifying a Research Problem” in the Athabasca University Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Itinerary Series. January, 2018, Athabasca, Canada. Webinar.
  • Al-Shamali, F., Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.,Torres, M., Dubbelboer, A., and Kennepohl, D. “Implementation of OERs in Athabasca University courses” for the University of Alberta Open Educational Resources Conference. May, 2017, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. “Superbugs: The Rise of Antimicrobial Resistance” for Science Outreach Athabasca. April, 2012, Athabasca, Canada.
  • Reckseidler-Zenteno, S.L. “Distance Learning Courses in Microbiology” in the New Trends in Teaching Microbiology education forum at the Canadian Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting. June, 2008, Calgary, Canada.

Updated March 18 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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