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Dr. Ward received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgia State University. She then earned a PhD from Cornell University in Microbiology with concentrations in Genetics and Biochemistry. After a brief post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University, she has devoted herself to teaching.
Lawless, C, Zedonek, M, Curtis, D, Scharringhausen, J, Bryant, J, Dustman, W, Kurtz, L and RJWard. (2018) Identification and Characterization of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Associated with Kudzu Root Nodules. Georgia Journal of Science, 2018. Accepted.
Brown, C, Talley, J, Ward, RJ, Brandon, C, Penn, J, and E Javazon. (2017) Assessing Student Progress and Performance across the Curriculum: A Tool to Evaluate Program Success Quickly. Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary STEM Teaching & Learning Conference.
Pierce, K, A Kurtz, and RJ Ward. Rhizofiltration of Lead Contaminated Soil by Helianthus annuus amended with Bacillus megaterium and EDTA. Fine Focus Magazine, 2015. 1(2): p. 95-108
Brauer, S, Cadillo-Quiroz, H, Ward, RJ, Yavitt, J and S Zinder. Methanoregula boonei gen. nov, sp. Nov, an acidophilic methanogen isolated from and acidic peat bog. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 2011. 61, p. 45-52.
Park, D, JA Finlay, RJ Ward, CJ Weinman, S Krishnan, M Paik, KE Sohn, ME Callow, DL Handlin, CL Willis, DA Fischer, ER Angert, EJ Kramer, and CK Ober. Antimicrobial behavior of semifluorinated-quaternized triblock copolymers against airborne and marine microorganisms. ACS Applied Material and Interfaces, 2010. 2(3): p. 703-11.
Ward, RJ, KD Clements, JH Choat and ER Angert. The cytology of terminally differentiated Epulopiscium mother cells. DNA and Cell Biology, 2009. 28(2): p. 57-64.
Ward, RJ and ER Angert. DNA replication during endospore development in Metabacterium polyspora. Molecular Microbiology, 2008. 67(6): p. 1360-1370.
Krishnan, S, RJ Ward, A Hexemer, KE Sohn, KL Lee, ER Angert, DA Fischer, EJ Kramer and CK Ober. Surfaces of fluorinated pyridinium block copolymers with enhanced antibacterial activity. Langmuir, 2006. 22(26); p. 11255-66.