Associate Professor

Biography

  • Microbiology
    • Bacterial physiology & genetics
      • Stuctures and functions of bacterial polysaccharides

 

 

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Life Sciences, University of Missouri - Rolla
    (now Missouri School of Science and Technology), 1991
  • Ph.D., Microbiology, The University of Kansas, 1996
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 02
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 03
    • BIOL-4986 (Biological Internship) Section: 02

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-3134 (Cell and Molecular Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Biological Internship) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-4315 (Bacterial Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-4984 (Senior Biology Seminar) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Biological Internship) Section: 81
    • BIOL-5315 (Bacterial Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 02
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 03

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-3134 (Cell and Molecular Biology) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-4315 (Bacterial Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-4986 (Biological Internship) Section: 03
    • BIOL-5315 (Bacterial Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 02
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 03
    • BIOL-4986 (Biological Internship) Section: 03

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-3134 (Cell and Molecular Biology) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-4315 (Microbial Physiology & Genetic) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-4986 (Microbial Genetics TA) Section: 03
    • BIOL-5315 (Microbial Physiol & Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 02
    • BIOL-3310 (Microbiology) Section: 03

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • BIOL-4325 (Advanced Medical Microbiology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5325 (Advanced Medical Microbiology) Section: 01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • BIOL-4315 (Microbial Physiology & Genetic) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-4986 (Nursing Internship) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5315 (Microbial Physiol & Genetics) Section: 01
    • BIOL-5728 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01

    Fall 2013 Sections

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • BIOL-1107 (Principles of Biology I) Section: 01
    • BIOL-1107L (Principles of Biology I Lab) Section: 01
    • BIOL-1107L (Principles of Biology I Lab) Section: 02

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • BIOL-3134 (Cell and Molecular Biology) Section: 03
    • BIOL-4985 (Bacterial Pathogenesis-Honors) Section: 1HW
    • BIOL-4985 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01W
    • BIOL-4986 (Pathology Internship) Section: 03
    • BIOL-6985 (Bacterial Pathogenesis) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Kenyon WJ (2017) The cellulomonads as an alternative source of the bacterial exopolysaccharide curdlan. In: Beta-glucans: applications, effects and research. (ed). Nova Science Publishing, Hauppauge, NY

    Pittman JR, Kline LC, Kenyon WJ (2015) Carbon-starvation induces cross-resistance to thermal, acid, and oxidative stress in Serratia marcescens. Microorganisms 3:746-758

    Spector MP, Kenyon WJ (2012) Resistance and survival strategies of Salmonella enterica to environmental stresses. Food Research International 45:455-481

    Kenyon WJ, Spector MP (2012) Response of Salmonella enterica serovars to environmental stresses. In: Stress response of foodborne microorganisms; Advances in Food Safety and Food Microbiology. Wong HC (ed). Nova Science Publishing, Hauppauge, NY

    Siriwardana LS, Gall AR, Buller CS, Esch SW, Kenyon WJ (2011) Factors affecting the accumulation and degradation of curdlan, trehalose and glycogen in cultures of Cellulomonas flavigena strain KU (ATCC 53703). Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 99:681-695

    Kenyon WJ, Humphreys S, Roberts M, Spector MP (2010) Periplasmic peptidyl-prolyl isomerases SurA and FkpA play an important role in the starvation-stress response (SSR) of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 98:51-63

    Kenyon WJ, Nicholson KL, Guillaume E, Pallen MJ, Spector MP (2007) SigmaS-Dependent carbon-starvation induction of pbpG (PBP 7) is required for the starvation-stress response in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Microbiology 153:2148-2158

    Kenyon WJ, Thomas SM, Johnson E, Pallen MJ, Spector MP (2005) Shifts from glucose to certain secondary carbon-sources result in activation of the extracytoplasmic sigma factor SigmaE in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. Microbiology 151:2373-2383

    Kenyon WJ, Esch SW, Buller CS (2005) The curdlan-type exopolysaccharide produced by Cellulomonas flavigena KU forms part of an extracellular glycocalyx involved in cellulose degradation. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 87:143-148

    Humphreys S, Rowley G, Stevenson A, Kenyon WJ, Spector MP, Roberts M (2003) Role of periplasmic peptidylprolyl isomerases in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium virulence. Infection and Immunity 71:5386-5388

    Kenyon WJ, Buller CS (2002) Structural analysis of the curdlan-like exopolysaccharide produced by Cellulomonas flavigena KU. Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology 29:200-203

    Kenyon WJ, Sayers DG, Humphreys S, Roberts M, Spector MP (2002) The starvation-stress response of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium requires SigmaE-, but not CpxR-regulated extracytoplasmic functions. Microbiology 148:113-122

    Wang X, Kenyon WJ, Li QX, Mullberg J, Hutt-Fletcher LM (1998) Epstein-barr virus uses different complexes of glycoproteins gH and gL to infect B lymphocytes and epithelial cells. Journal of Virology 72:5552-5558

    Kenyon WJ (1996) Structure and function of a capsular polysaccharide from Cellulomonas flavigena strain KU. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Microbiology, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS