Michael P. McCann, Ph.D.

Professor, Associate Dean College of Arts & Sciences
Disciplines Taught: Biology, Chemical Biology
Office: Barbelin 112 E
Phone: 610-660-1146
Fax: 610-660-1525
Email: mmccann@sju.edu


Education

  • B.S (1987) in Biology, Saint Joseph‘s University, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Ph.D. (1993) in Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor (1992 - 1999), Associate Professor (1999 - 2003), and Professor (2003 - present) of Biology, Advising Coordinator and Assistant Chair (2004 - 2006) of Biology, Associate Dean (2004 - present) Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA

Courses Taught

  • Biology I: Cells
  • Biology II: Genetic and Evolutionary Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Immunology (Graduate-Level)

Publications

McCann, M., and Snetselaar, K.  2008.  A genome-based analysis of amino acid metabolism in the biotrophic plant pathogen Ustilago maydis.  Fungal Genetics and Biology Thematic Issue: Ustilago maydis.  S77-S87.

Kamper J, Kahmann R, Bolker M, Ma LJ, Brefort T, Saville BJ, Banuett F, Kronstad JW, Gold SE, Muller O, Perlin MH, Wosten HA, de Vries R, Ruiz-Herrera J, Reynaga-Pena CG, Snetselaar K, McCann M, Perez-Martin J, Feldbrugge M, Basse CW, Steinberg G, Ibeas JI, Holloman W, Guzman P, Farman M, Stajich JE, Sentandreu R, Gonzalez-Prieto JM, Kennell JC, Molina L, Schirawski J, Mendoza-Mendoza A, Greilinger D, Munch K, Rossel N, Scherer M, Vranes M, Ladendorf O, Vincon V, Fuchs U, Sandrock B, Meng S, Ho EC, Cahill MJ, Boyce KJ, Klose J, Klosterman SJ, Deelstra HJ, Ortiz-Castellanos L, Li W, Sanchez-Alonso P, Schreier PH, Hauser-Hahn I, Vaupel M, Koopmann E, Friedrich G, Voss H, Schluter T, Margolis J, Platt D, Swimmer C, Gnirke A, Chen F, Vysotskaia V, Mannhaupt G, Guldener U, Munsterkotter M, Haase D, Oesterheld M, Mewes HW, Mauceli EW, DeCaprio D, Wade CM, Butler J, Young S, Jaffe DB, Calvo S, Nusbaum C, Galagan J, Birren BW. 2006. Insights from the genome of the biotrophic fungal plant pathogen Ustilago maydis. Nature. Nov 2; 444(7115): 97-101.

Tudor, J., and M. McCann. 2006. Genomic analysis and molecular biology of predatory prokaryotes. In E. Jurkevitch (editor), Predatory Prokaryotes - Biology, Ecology and Evolution. Springer-Verlag. Heidelberg, Germany. In press.

**Carre, Jr., C., M, McCann, and K. Snetselaar. 2004. Inducing Ustilago maydis infection structure in vitro. Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Ashville, N.C.

**Dawley, M., **M. Seminack, M. McCann and K. Snetselaar. 2004. Characterization of a Co-enzyme A synthesis gene from Ustilago maydis. Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Ashville, N.C.

*Marchese, R., *J. McLaughlin, *L. Voisey, *L. Gorgol, M. McCann, and K. Snetselaar. 2004. Isolation of Ustilago maydis from soil. Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Ashville, N.C.

**Mothery, D., K. Snetselaar, and M. McCann. 2004. Functional complementation of an mRNA processing gene from Ustilago. Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Ashville, N.C.

Snetselaar, K. M., **A. Gopinathan, and M. McCann. 2004. Multiple roles of cAMP in filamentous growth of Ustilago maydis. Meeting of the Mycological Society of America, Ashville, N.C.

*Fertala, J., and M. McCann. 2003. Cloning and characterization of the MET2 gene from Ustialgo maydis. Joint meeting of Mycological Society of America and British Mycological Society. Asilomar, CA.

Snetselaar, K. M., **C. Carre, Jr., and M. McCann. 2003. Nuclear condition in Ustilago filaments and teliospores. Joint meeting of Mycological Society of America and British Mycological Society. Asilomar, CA.

**Gopinathan, A., K. Snetselaar, and M. McCann. 2003. Ustilago maydis uac mutants elicit a host response in maize leaves. 22nd Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, CA.

**Gopinathan, A., K. Snetselaar, and M. McCann (presented by **A. Gopinathan). 2002. Filaments formed by U. maydis cells unable to make cAMP differ morphologically from mating and infection filaments. First International Ustilago maydis meeting, Marburgh, Germany.

Snetselaar, K.M. and M. McCann . 2002. Filamentous growth in Ustilago maydis. First International Ustilago maydis meeting, Marburgh, Germany.

Snetselaar, K. M., and M. P. McCann.  2001.  From bud to appressorium: Morphology of the Ustilago maydis transition from saprobic to parasitic growth. Symposium presentation at the 2001 joint meeting of APS, MSA, SON.

**Fischer, J. A., McCann, M.P., and Snetselaar, K. M.  2001.  Methylation is involved in the U. maydis mating response. Fungal Genetics and Biology. 34:21-35.

Snetselaar, K.M., and M. McCann. 2001. From bud to appressorium: Morphology of the Ustilago maydis transition from saprobic to parasitic growth. Inoculum 52:60.

*Rucker, E., *C. Carre, *J. Dougherty III, M. McCann and K. Snetselaar. 2001. Using auxotrophs of the corn smut fungus to identify nutrients obtained from the plant by the pathogen during infection.  In press. Proceedings National Conference on Undergraduate Research XV.

*Walmsley, D., M. McCann and K. Snetselaar. 2001. Using 2-D gel electrophoresis to identify proteins synthesized during mating in Ustilago maydis. In press. Proceedings National Conference on Undergraduate Research XV.

Snetselaar, K., S. Lee, *A. Nguyen and M. McCann. 2000.  Using microdensitometry and image analysis to study nuclear cycle events in a plant pathogenic fungus. Microsc. Microanal. 6: 686-687.

**Fischer, J., *K. Dougherty, M. P. McCann, K. M. Snetselaar. 1999.  The roles of specific amino acids in cell-cell signaling and recognition during mating of Ustilago maydis.  Molecular Biology of the Cell 10S:49a.

*Pyle, K., *D. Kusmaul, *J. Curry, *K. Dougherty M. McCann, K. Snetselaar. 1999.  Characterizing auxotrophs of the corn smut fungus.  Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Syracuse, NY.  Accepted for publication in the Symposium Proceedings.

Snetselaar, K., *K. Dougherty, *J. Curry, and M. McCann.  1999. Methylation is involved in the U. maydis mating response.  Presented at the 20th Fungal Genetics Conference, Asilomar, CA.

                    ** MS student, * Undergraduate Student


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