UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Faculty and Staff

Chintapenta, Lathadevi

Chintapenta Karuna CAS

Lathadevi Chintapenta

Assistant Professor

Biology
Office: 406 Ag Science Building
Phone:

Email: lathadevi.chintapenta@uwrf.edu

Education:

  • BS: Andhra University, India 2000
  • MS: Nagarjuna University, India 2002
  • PhD: North Orissa University, India 2010
  • Postdoctoral Studies: Delaware State University, 2012 - 2016
  • Research Scientist: Delaware State University, 2016 - 2018

Courses Taught:

  • BIOL 324 Microbiology
  • BIOL 160 General Biology Freshmen Research
  • BIOL 195 Freshman Research Experience

Research Interests:

  • Studying Host-Microbe interactions to understand the underlying mechanisms involved in protecting the host against environmental stressors. This research includes microbiome and metabolomic analysis, students involved in this research will perform microbial community analysis, bioinformatic analysis, analysis of differential gene expression and metabolite analysis. Students with interests in General Biology or Field Biology will have research opportunities
  • Enhancing the biosynthesis of antibiotic compounds from a soil-derived Bacillus sp. via co-cultures with Acinetobacter and Enterococcus pathogens. This research focusses on understanding microbe-microbe interactions using standard Microbiology ad Molecular Biology Techniques. Students with biomedical interests will have research opportunities and will be trained in MALDI-TOF as well as traditional Microbiology and molecular techniques.

Publications:

2019 Gary P. Richards, Lathadevi K. Chintapenta, Michael A. Watson, Amanda G. Abbott, Gulnihal Ozbay, Joseph Uknalis, Abolade A. Oyelade, and Salina Parveen. Bacteriophages against Pathogenic Vibrios in Delaware Bay Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) during a Period of High Levels of Pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Food and Environmental Virology, 07 January, https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12560-019-09365-5

2018 Chintapenta L.K., Kathryn J. Coyne, Amanda Pappas, Katherine Lee, Venu Kalavacharla, and Gulnihal Ozbay. Monitoring the Diatom Communities of Delaware Tidal Wetlands in Response to Water Quality. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 02 July, https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2018.00057/full

2018 Ozbay, G., Chintapenta, L.K., Lingham, T., Lumor, S., Lee, J., Besong, S. Delaware Inland Bays and Market Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) Quality for Consumption, Journal of Food Quality Volume 2018, Article ID 8765149, 17 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8765149

2017 Cannon, A., Chintapenta, L.K., and Ozbay, G. Monitoring heavy metals near wastewater facility in Delaware Inland Bays tidal canal. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 09(08):985-998. https://www.scirp.org/journal/paperinformation.aspx?paperid=77498

2017 Ozbay, G., Chintapenta, L.K., Cannon, A., and Hannum, K. A review article on Effects of Microbial and Heavy Metal Contaminants on Environmental/ Ecological Health and Revitalization of Coastal Ecosystems in Delaware Bay. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 5:26. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2017.00026/full

2016 Stone ML., Roseke K., Chintapenta LK., Phalen L., Kalavacharla V., and Ozbay G. 2016. A Water Quality Investigation of Blackbird Creek, Delaware. Frontiers in Environmental Science 4:70. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenvs.2016.00070/full

2016 Lingham T., Ye M., Chen H., Chintapenta LK., Handy E., Zhao J., Wu C., and Ozbay G. Effects of High Hydrostatic Pressure on the Physical, Microbial, and Chemical Attributes of Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Journal of Food Science 8(5): M1158-M1166. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1750-3841.13290

2014 Ozbay G., Roeske K., Chintapenta LK., Kalavacharla V., Stone M., and Phalen L. Land Use Impacts: The Effects of Non-Native Grasses on Marsh and Aquatic Ecosystems. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography 4(2):151. ISSN: 2157-7625. https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/land-use-impacts-the-effects-of-nonnative-grasses-2157-7625.1000151.php?aid=33013

2014 Chintapenta LK., Rath CC., Bapuji M., and Ozbay G. Pigment Production from a Mangrove Penicillium. African Journal of Biotechnology, 13(26): 2668-2674.

2014 Chintapenta LK., Rath CC., Bapuji M., and Ozbay G. Culture Conditions for Growth and Pigment Production of a Mangrove Penicillium species. Journal of Multidisciplinary Scientific Research, 2014,2(3):01-05.

2014 Ozbay G., Chambliss S., Wikfors GK., Adolf JE., Chintapenta LK., and Place AR. 2014. The Growth Response of Prorocentrum minimum Pavill. (Dinophyta) to Karlotoxin Exposure. International Journal on Algae, 16(1): 95–105.

2009 Chintapenta LK., Bapuji M., Rath CC., and Murthy YLN. Isolation of mangrove fungi from Godavari and Krishna deltas of Andhra Pradesh, India. Journal of Ecobiology, 24(1) 91-96.

2007 Chintapenta LK., Bapuji M., Rath CC., and Murthy YLN. Pigment Production by a mangrove Penicillium. Journal of Microbial World, 9(1): 21-26.