Paula Steiert, M.S.

Education

  • M.S. in Microbiology, concentration in Biochemistry, University of Minnesota
    • Thesis: "The characterization of avirulent isolates of Corynebacterium fascians that are unable to utilize agmatine and proline"
  • B.A. in Biology, College of St. Catherine
Certifications
  • Vocational Nursing Certification, Staples Area Vocational Technical Institute

Selected Publications

  • Steiert, P.S., Contributing author. 1996. Chapter 14 – Immunology in Inquiry into Life, Eighth Edition, Wm C. Brown Publishers.
  • Kominek, L.A., H.J. Wolf, and P.S. Steiert.  1993.   1,2 Dehydrogenation of steroidal 21 esters with Arthrobacter  simplex or Bacterium cyclooxydans. United States Patent No. 5,225,335.    
  • Wilson, R.L., P.S. Steiert, and G.V. Stauffer. 1993. Positive regulation of the Escherichia coli glycine cleavage enzyme system.   Journal of Bacteriology 175(3):902-9
  • Stauffer, L.T., P.S. Steiert, J.G. Steiert, and G.V. Stauffer. 1991. An Escherichia coli protein with homology to the H- protein of the glycine cleavage enzyme complex from pea and chicken liver. DNA Sequence 2:13-17.
  • Steiert, P.S., L.T. Stauffer, and G.V. Stauffer.  1990.  The lpd gene product functions as the L protein in the Escherichia coli glycine cleavage enzyme system. Journal of Bacteriology 172(10):6142-6144.
  • Steiert, P.S., and L.A. Kominek. 1988.  A novel, mixed fermentation for the preparation of 11-epi-prednisolone. Upjohn (proprietary corporate publication).
  • Kominek, L.A., and P.R. Sabart. 1986. A new improved fermentation process for 1-dehydrogenation of dienediol, a steroid intermediate for prednisolone synthesis. Upjohn (proprietary corporate publication).
  • Sabart, P.R., D. Gakovich, and R.S. Hanson. 1986. Avirulent isolates of Corynebacterium fascians that are unable to utilize agmatine and proline. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 52(1):33 36.

Selected Presentations

  • Steiert, P.S. 2015. An overview of Ebola infection and its impact on global health. Presentation. Mercy CONHS faculty & staff inservice.
  • Lorenz, E., P.S. Steiert, and G.V. Stauffer. 1992. Identification of a trans-acting factor involved in glyA gene control. Presentation, American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Stauffer, G.V., R. Wilson, and P.S. Steiert. 1991. Positive regulation of the Escherichia coli glycine cleavage enzyme system. Presentation, American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Steiert, P.S., L.T. Stauffer, and G.V. Stauffer. 1989. Characterization of a new class of glycine cleavage enzyme system mutants in Escherichia coli. Presentation, American Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Steiert, P.S. and L.A. Kominek. 1987.  1,2-Dehydrogenation of 1-DF using Arthrobacter simplex - a process improvement. Presentation, Upjohn Research Associates Symposium, Kalamazoo, MI.

Related Experience

  • OpenStax College: microbiology textbook editor/reviewer; 2015-2016.
  • Academic Advisory Board for Annual Editions of Microbiology (McGraw-Hill Publishers), 2009.
  • Research Assistant - Department of Microbiology, University of Iowa, 1988-1990.
  • Microbiologist, The Upjohn (now Pfizer) Company, Kalamazoo, MI; 1984-1988.
  • Adjunct Faculty – Department of Chemistry, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI;  1986-1988.

Professional Organizations

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
  • American Heart Association

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Life Beautiful Award, Southwest Baptist University, 2018
  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2005-06
  • Orien B. Hendrex Distinguished Teacher Award recipient, Southwest Baptist University, 2000 
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) Outstanding Graduate Fellowship, 1982-1984

Church/Community Service

  • Attends St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Ozark
    • Lector
    • Usher
    • RCIA Team (Christian Adult Education)
  • Women at the Well monthly Bible Study group
  • Parish Council of Catholic Women
    • Board Member (women’s group that serves parish in numerous ways; 100+ hours of personal service/year)
  • Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks
    • Prepare and serve one meal a month