CV – Professional

John Andrew Walker Ireland, Ph.D.

Email: irelandjohn@jccmi.edu
Web: http://docireland.org

Education

2001
Duke University (Durham, NC)
Ph.D. Microbiology
“The effects of aromatic amino acids and nucleotides on the germination of Bacillus anthracis endospores”

1995
Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla)
B.S. Life Sciences/Chemistry (Dual Degrees)
Magna cum laude

Teaching Experience

2006 – Present
Jackson Community College (Jackson, MI)
Department of Sciences
Department Chair (2013-2016)
Professor (2009-Present)
Instructor (2006-2009)
General Biology (majors-level), General Chemistry (nonmajors) and Introductory Microbiology

1999-2002
Washtenaw Community College (Ann Arbor, MI)
Adjunct Instructor, Life Sciences Department
General Biology laboratory and General Genetics

Research and Corporate Experience

2002-2006
EMSL Analytical (Ann Arbor, MI)
Laboratory Director (2004-2006)
Midwest Microbiology Director (2003-2006)
Microbiology Manager (2002-2006)
Directed the day to day operations of a multi-center regional testing laboratory

2002
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Postdoctoral Fellow

1999-2001
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
Research Associate

Publications

Ireland J and Hanna P (2002) Macrophage Enhanced Germination of Bacillus anthracis Endospores requires gerS. Infect Immun 70(10):5870-5872

Ireland J and Hanna P (2002) Amino Acid- and Purine Ribonucleoside-Induced Germination of Bacillus anthracis [Delta]Sterne Endospores: gerS Mediates Responses to Aromatic Ring Structures. J Bacteriol 184(5):1296-1303.

Hanna P and Ireland J (1999) Understanding Bacillus anthracis pathogenesis. Trends Microbiol 7(5):180-2. Lutz PM, Wilson TJ, Ireland J, Jones AL, Gorman JS, Gale NL, Johnson JC, Hewett JE (1999) Elevated immunoglobulin E (IgE) levels in children with exposure to environmental lead. Toxicology 134(1):63-78.