Svetlana V. Kotelnikova, PhD

Svetlana V. Kotelnikova, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology
Email: skotelnikova@sgu.edu
Website: http://www.sgu.edu
Phone: (473) 444-4357 ext. 2465
Fax: (473) 439-1845



Biography

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Dr. Kotelnikova received her BSc degree in 1984 after her studies of “Effect of oxygen on enzymes of energy metabolism from Methylomonas methanica” from the Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences(RAS). She earned a MSc degree in 1985 after studing “Respiration of hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria “ from the Institute of Biophysics of Siberian Academy of Science, RAS and qualified as Biologist and Teacher of Biology and Chemistry through the Nizxniy Novgorod University, Russia. In 1994, Dr. Kotelnikova was awarded her degree of PhD in Microbiology, “Taxonomy of Methanotrophic Archaea of Genera Methanobacterium and Methanosarcina” from the Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, RAS. Her Postdoctoral fellowship was completed in 1997, “Deep hydrogen-based biosphere” at the University of Gothenburg, and Institute of Cell and Molecular Biology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

In the years 1997-2001, Dr. Kotelnikova served as a Posdoctoral Researcher in microbial effects of subsurface rock biofilms on aquifers funded by the Nuclear Power Waste Company (Svensk Kärnkraftavfall Bolag, SKB) in Stockholm, Sweden and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She also was a part of USADOE Project on ultra-deep (3.1 km) communities of anaerobic Bacteria and Archaea in Witwatersrand, South Africa. In the mean time she furthered her teaching qualifications by gaining a diploma of Teacher of Biology and Chemistry in Sweden.

Since 2001, Dr. Kotelnikova has held the faculty position at the School of Medicine and, as adjunct, at the School of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University, Grenada. She currently is serving as Professor at the Department of Microbiology, SGU, as an acting Director of SGU Environmental Unit and researcher at WINDREF. During her time in Grenada she has taught hundreds of pre-medical, pre-veterinary and Life Science candidates in Genetics and Microbiology, supervised research of number of successful candidates gaining MSc in Microbiology (15), undergraduate research students (35), and PhD (2), in their studies of diverse bacterial or archaeal communities in such environments as Grenadian hot iron springs, seawater, sea bottom biofims, marine fish, invertebrates and sponges.

Dr. Kotelnikova’s research and teaching focuses on understanding the nature of microbial species and classifying new species of disease-causing bacteria with the outcome of helping public health workers to prepare for the transmission of antibiotic resistance in Nature and emergence of novel diseases.

Areas of Interest
Origin and transmission of antibiotic resistance gene markers in marine bacteria, Molecular based identification of marine pathogens, Culturing of marine Archaea, Evolution of iron-oxidizing bacteria, Antibiofilm forming and antimicrobial substances of biological origin, Health effects of probiotic foods, Microbial diversity of Airborne microorganisms
Affiliations
University of Newcastle, Newcastle, UK, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, US, University of West Indies, Barbados, West Indies, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Pushchino, Russia, American Society of Microbiology (USA) since 1990, Society for General Microbiology (Europe) since 1994, Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF)
Selected Publications

Svetlana V. Kotelnikova, Ryan J. McDonald, and L. Martin Eugene. Unusual Resistance of Marine Vibrio from Grenada to the Solar UV Radiation. The 16th CAS Biennial Conference on Science and Technology Conference Proceedings, pp.1-470.: Vehicles for Sustainable Economic Development in the Caribbean: Grenada; 11-13 October, 2008, pp. 267-274.

Ravindra Naraine, Alvin Charles, Terrisha Walcotte, Lisa Findley, E. Khvostova, S. Alleynes, J. Williams, Jonathan Ramirez, D.Im., Faith Tau, A. Joseph, A. McEwen and Svetlana Kotelnikova. Characterization of CRISPR-Cas Operons and spacer elements in the acidophilic Archaeum Ferroplasma acidarmanus fer1. Oxford Journal of Viral Evolution, March, 2016, vol.1. Suppl.2

Farmer, K., A. James, R. Naraine, G. Dolphin, W. Sylvester, V. Amadi, and S. Kotelnikova. Urinary Tract Infection Escherichia coli Is Related to the Environmental Escherichia coli in Their DNA Barcoding and Antibiotic Resistance Patterns in Grenada. ADVANCES IN MICROBIOLOGY,JANUARY 2016, 06(01):33-46

Svetlana Kotelnikova2, Della John1, Ann Joseph1, Asha Mc Ewen1, Antonia Stanisclaus1, Wayne Smart1, Theodor Yasko2, Ravindra Naraine2. GENOMIC EVIDENCE FOR S-LAYER IN EXTREMELY ACIDOFILIC ARCHAEUM FERROPLASMA ACIDARMANUS FER1.Federation of European Microbiology Societies Conference FEMS 2015, Maastricht, Netherlands, June 7-11, 2015, poster paper. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4946.9924

Papers

Amadi, V.A., Jungkind, D. L., and Kotelnikova, S. V. Grenada beach waters harbor antibiotic-resistant bacteria. WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION Annual report 2011. pp 14-18. (available online from February 2012)

Kotelnikova, S. V. and R. Naraine. Biogeographic distribution and evolution of Galionella. WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION Annual report 2011. pp 10-13. (available online from February 2012)

Kotelnikova, S. V. and R. Naraine. Decoding of Ferroplasma. WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION Annual report 2011. pp 13-14. (available online from February 2012)

Kotelnikova, S. V. and R. Naraine. Horizontal gene transfere contributed toevolution of marine Vibrio isolated in Grenada. WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION Annual report 2011. pp 18-22. (available online from February 2012)

Prevention of Gastrointestinal Illness in Grenadian Children by Self-Cultured Probiotic Kefir. Ryan Sanderson-Smith and Svetlana Kotelnikova. St. George’s University, 27th June 2012 (unpublished).

Selected Projects

Kotelnikova, S., Naraine, R., James, S. and D. Lennon. "MultiLocus Sequence Analysis of Marine Vibrio isolated in Grenada. SGU Research Day, September 2011

S. Kotelnikova Antibiogram of pathogens isolated by SGU Testing Unit in Grenada. GSP-SRGI-10008 - 20 March 2012 - 20 October 2014.

S Kotelnikova, V Amadi, AA Qureshi, D Jundking, D Lennon. Occurrence of Antibiotic-resistant Fecal Indicators in Coastal waters of Southern Grenada. GSP-SRGI-10004 - 20 May 2009 - 20 May 2012

Kotelnikova, S. V. and R. Naraine. Decoding of Ferroplasma. WINDWARD ISLANDS RESEARCH & EDUCATION FOUNDATION Annual report 2011. pp 13-14. (available online from February 2012)

Svetlana Kotelnikova, Ryan Sanderson-Smith. Prevention of Gastrointestinal Illness in Grenadian Children by Self-Cultured Probiotic Kefir (being processed by the IRB)