Andrzej J. Paszczynski, Ph.D.
Carolyn Hovde Bohach
Professor – Food Science
in Environmental Science
Adjunct Professor in Microbiology,
Molecular Biology and
Biochemistry Graduate Programs
OFFICE: Food Research Center, Room 103A; 1052
PHONE: (208) 885-6318
FAX: (208) 885-5741
Dr. Paszczynski use an emerging proteomic approaches to discern and verify the unique proteins (biomarkers) that infer directly or indirectly the functional aspects of microbial tolerance of the extreme environmental conditions. The focus of his research is to identify unique factors – biomarkers present in different classes of extremophiles including species with following phenotypes: thermophiles, psychrophiles, desiccation tolerant, microorganisms that can survive exposure to ionizing radiation and near vacuum conditions encountered during food processing, storage and transport. Identified biomarkers can be used for rapid and sensitive detection of food contaminating microbes and will give food industry new tool to access risk of food contamination in early stages of production and storage thus preventing contaminated food from reaching consumers.
|University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland||Ph.D., Biochemistry||1980|
|University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland||M.S., Biochemistry||1973|
Teaching, Research and Extension Appointments
|2011-||Professor, University of Idaho and Washington State University|
|2011-||Adjunct Professor, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry Program|
|2004 –||Adjunct Professor, Environmental Science Program, University of Idaho|
|2000-2011||Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry/Environmental Biotechnology Institute (EBI) and Associate Director of Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho.|
|1991-2000||Research and Teaching Associate, Institute for Molecular and Agricultural Genetic Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow.|
|1987-1991||Visiting Assistant Professor; on leave from University of Marie Curie-Sk?odowska, Lublin, Poland; Department of Bacteriology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho, Moscow|
|1984-1986||Research Scientist, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, Navarre, MN.|
|1980-1984||Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Department of Applied Microbiology, University of Marie Curie-Sklodowska, Lublin, Poland|
Academic Administrative Appointments
|2000-||Associate Director, Environmental Biotechnology Institute, University of Idaho, Moscow|
|1992-||Co-founder, Innovative Biosystems, Inc., Moscow, Idaho. IBS is a small business specializing in design of novel bioreactors and production of biological agents (bio-herbicides) for control of plant disease.|
|1984-1986||Research Scientist, ChemGen Corporation, Boston, MA|
|2011-||Consultant, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratory, Pullman WA. Electronic equipment corrosion study.|
|2008-2009||Consulting, Western Polymer Corporation. Help to eliminate bacterial contamination in chemically modified starches that Western Polymer Corporation produces.|
|1997-1998||Consultant, J.R. Simplot. Worked with the Simplot Company to solve technological problems in phosphate fertilizer-producing plants.|
- Checinska, A., Burbank, M. and Paszczynski, A.J. 2012. Protection of Bacillus pumilus spores by catalases. Applied Environ. Microbiol. 78:6413-6422.
- Kucharzyk, K.H., Crawford, R.L., Paszczynski A.J., Soule, T., Hess T.F. 2012. Maximizing microbial degradation of perchlorate using a genetic algorithm: media optimization. J. Biotechnol. 157:189-197.
- Checinska, A., Fruth, I.A., Green, T.L., Crawford, R.L., Paszczynski, A.J. 2011. Sterilization of biological pathogens using supercritical fluid carbon dioxide containing water and hydrogen peroxide. J. Microbiol. Methods. 87: 70-75.
- Johnson, A., Kaczor, J., Qiang, Y., Han, H., Kaur, M., Tian, G., Rao, L. and Paszczynski, A. 2011. Synthesis of a magnetic hydrogel for use as high capacity carrier of organic and biological molecules. J. Nanopart. Res. 13: 4881-4895
- Østergaard, M.E., Kumar, P., Baral1, B., Guenther, D.C., Anderson, B.A., Ytreberg, M., Deobald, L., Paszczynski, A.J., Sharma, P.K., Hrdlicka, P.J. 2011. C5-Functionalized DNA, LNA, and -L-LNA: positional control of polarity-sensitive fluorophores leads to improved SNP-typing. Chem. European J. 17: 3157-3165.
- Bansal, R., Crawford, L.R. and Paszczynski, A.J. 2011. Peptide biomarkers as evidence of perchlorate biodegradation. Applied Environ. Microbiol. 77: 810-820.
- Paszczynski, A.J., Paidisetti, Johnson, A.K., Crawford, R.L., Colwell, F.S., Green, T., Delwiche, M., Lee, H., Newby, D., Brodie, E.L. and Conrad, M. 2011. Proteomic and targeted qPCR analyses of subsurface Microbial communities for presence of methane monooxygenase. Biodegradation. 22: 1045-1059.
- Østergaard, M.E., Guenther, D.C, Kumar, P., Baral, B., Deobald, L., Paszczynski, A.J., Sharma P.K, and Hrdlicka. P.J. 2010. Pyrene-functionalized triazole-linked 2’-deoxyuridines – probes for discrimination of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). Chem. Comm. 210: 4929-4931.
- Magnuson, T.S., Swenson, M.W., Paszczynski, A.J., Deobald, L.A., Kerk, D. and Cummings, D.A. 2010. Proteogenomic and functional analysis of chromate reduction in Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5, an Fe(III)-respiring acidophile. Biometals. 23: 1129-1138.
- Han, H., Kaczor, J., Kaur, M., Johnson, A., Paszczynski, A.J. and Qiang, Y. 2010. Silica coated magnetic nanoparticles for separation of nuclear acidic waste”, J. Appl. Phys. 107: 09B520.
- Kucharzyk, K.H., Crawford, R.L, Paszczynski, A.J., Hess T.F. 2010. A method for assaying perchlorate concentration in microbial cultures using the fluorescent dye resazurin. J. Microbiol. Methods. 81: 26-32.
- Sau, P.S., Kumar, P., Anderson, B.A., Østergaard, M.E., Deobald, L., Paszczynski, A.J., Sharma, P.K and Hrdlicka, P.J. 2009. Optimized DNA-targeting using triplex forming C5-alkynyl functionalized LNA. Chem. Comm. 44: 6756-6758.
- Østergaard, M.E., Kumar, P., Baral, B., Raible, D.J., Kumar, T.S., Anderson, B.A., Guenther, D.C., Deobald, L., Paszczynski, A.J., Sharma P.K. and Hrdlicka P.J. 2009. C5-Functionalized LNA: unparalleled hybridization properties and enzymatic stability. ChemBioChem. 10: 2740-2743.