Works (25)

Updated: April 3rd, 2024 20:36

2023 article

Mapping An Epidemiology Origin Story

Ramirez, M. (2023, August 4).

By: M. Ramirez n

Source: ORCID
Added: January 28, 2024

2022 journal article

Hands-on immunology: Engaging learners of all ages through tactile teaching tools

FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, 13.

By: F. Harris n, M. Sikes n, M. Bergman n, C. Goller n, A. Hasley n, C. Sjogren n, M. Ramirez n, C. Gordy n

Contributors: M. Ramirez n

author keywords: tactile teaching tool-guided inquiry learning; antibody; epitope; MHC; haplotype; universal design for learning; inclusive teaching; active learning
TL;DR: Two TTT-GIL activities are reported here designed to engage diverse learners from middle schoolers to masters students in exploring molecular interactions within the immune system and can be adapted for use with learners of different levels and educational backgrounds. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
4. Quality Education (Web of Science)
Sources: ORCID, Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 25, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Adapting to Global Change: What Can You Do?

Ramirez, M., & Flores, J. (2022, January 15). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: M. Ramirez* & J. Flores*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 2, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Global Change: Why We Need to Act Now

Ramirez, M., & Flores, J. (2022, January 15).

By: M. Ramirez n & J. Flores n

Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Pandemics: Anticipating the Future

Ramirez, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Ramirez n

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Pandemics: How We See the Disease

Ramirez, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Ramirez n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Pandemics: Setting the Stage

Ramirez, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Ramirez n

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Pandemics: Solutions

Ramirez, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Ramirez n

Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Pandemics: The Current Crisis

Ramirez, M. (2022, June 22).

By: M. Ramirez n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 17, 2022

2022 article

Preview: Radical Change: Achieving Hopeful Scenarios

Ramirez, M., & Flores, J. (2022, January 15). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: M. Ramirez* & J. Flores*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 2, 2022

2022 article

Preview: The Science of Global Change

Ramirez, M., & Flores, J. (2022, January 15).

By: M. Ramirez n & J. Flores n

Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2022 article

Preview: The Unequal Burden of Global Change

Ramirez, M., & Flores, J. (2022, January 15). (Vol. 1). Vol. 1.

By: M. Ramirez* & J. Flores*

Source: ORCID
Added: February 2, 2022

2021 article

Editorial: Research Topic Tools, Techniques, and Strategies for Teaching in a Real-World Context With Microbiology

Gordy, C. L., Ramirez, M. V., Vandegrift, M., & Goller, C. C. (2021, October 13). FRONTIERS IN MICROBIOLOGY, Vol. 12.

By: C. Gordy n, M. Ramirez n, M. Vandegrift n & C. Goller n

Contributors: C. Gordy n, M. Ramirez n, M. Vandegrift n & C. Goller n

author keywords: microbiology; bioinformatics; educational studies; open education; undergraduate learning; sharing; quantitative skills
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 15, 2021

2020 journal article

Building the lac Operon: A Guided-Inquiry Activity Using 3D-Printed Models

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOLOGY EDUCATION, 21(1).

By: C. Gordy n, C. Sandefur*, T. Lacara n, F. Harris n & M. Ramirez n

TL;DR: Encouraging preliminary data suggest that TTTs with guided-inquiry learning disproportionately benefit disadvantaged student populations and could serve as a tool in leveling the playing field when teaching abstract biological concepts in diverse educational settings. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: November 30, 2020

2020 article

Building the lac operon: A guided-inquiry activity using 3D-printed models

Gordy, C. L., Sandefur, C. I., Lacara, T., Harris, F. R., & Ramirez, M. V. (2020, January 20). Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, Vol. 1, p. 60.

By: C. Gordy n, C. Sandefur*, T. Lacara n, F. Harris n & M. Ramirez n

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: August 24, 2021

2020 journal article

STEM BUILD: An Online Community To Decrease Barriers to Implementation of Inclusive Tactile Teaching Tools

JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY & BIOLOGY EDUCATION, 21(1).

By: M. Ramirez n & C. Gordy n

TL;DR: The strengths and weaknesses of common strategies for employing physical models in undergraduate biology courses are outlined and a novel strategy that is developed to pair 3D-printed models with guided inquiry learning to create inclusive and interactive learning experiences are described. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 30, 2020

2018 article

A Cross-Platform Comparison of Student’s Perceptions of the Learning Environment in an Introductory Microbiology Course

Ramirez, M. V., Lee, V. S., Hamm, L., Taveirne, M. E., & Lee, A. M. (2018, March 3). [], Vol. 3.

By: M. Ramirez n, V. Lee, L. Hamm*, M. Taveirne n & A. Lee n

TL;DR: The results of this study offer insight on student perceptions of the learning environment as universities embrace online education in introductory and gateway courses as a response to rising student enrollments and diminishing resources. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
4. Quality Education (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2015 journal article

MadR1, a Mycobacterium tuberculosis cell cycle stress response protein that is a member of a widely conserved protein class of prokaryotic, eukaryotic and archeal origin

Tuberculosis, 95(3), 251–258.

By: R. Crew*, M. Ramirez*, K. England* & R. Slayden*

author keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; rv2216; MadR1; Cell division; Cell cycle regulation
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Bacterial Proteins / genetics; Bacterial Proteins / metabolism; Cell Cycle Proteins / genetics; Cell Cycle Proteins / metabolism; Cell Division; Cell Wall / metabolism; Conserved Sequence; Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial; Genotype; Kinetics; Molecular Sequence Data; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / growth & development; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / metabolism; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / ultrastructure; Phenotype; Racemases and Epimerases / genetics; Racemases and Epimerases / metabolism; Signal Transduction; Stress, Physiological; Transcription, Genetic
TL;DR: This is the first report to differentiate the larger class of these conserved proteins from SulA proteins and characterizes MadR1 effects on the mycobacterial cell. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2013 journal article

MazF6 toxin of Mycobacterium tuberculosis demonstrates antitoxin specificity and is coupled to regulation of cell growth by a Soj-like protein

BMC Microbiology, 13(1).

By: M. Ramirez*, C. Dawson*, R. Crew*, K. England* & R. Slayden*

author keywords: Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Cell cycle; MazF; Toxin:antitoxin; Soj(Mtb)
MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Bacterial Toxins / genetics; Bacterial Toxins / metabolism; Cell Cycle; Female; Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial; Mice, Inbred C57BL; Microscopy, Electron, Scanning; Molecular Sequence Data; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / growth & development; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / ultrastructure; Sequence Alignment
TL;DR: The first evidence of a coupled regulatory system in which cell cycle regulation via SojMtb is linked to downstream adaptations that are facilitated through the activity of the MazEF6 TA pair is presented. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2013 journal article

O-mannosylation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Adhesin Apa Is Crucial for T Cell Antigenicity during Infection but Is Expendable for Protection

PLoS Pathogens, 9(10), e1003705.

By: S. Nandakumar*, S. Kannanganat*, K. Dobos*, M. Lucas*, J. Spencer*, S. Fang*, M. McDonald*, J. Pohl* ...

Contributors: M. Ramirez*

Ed(s): P. Salgame

MeSH headings : Adhesins, Bacterial / genetics; Adhesins, Bacterial / immunology; Adhesins, Bacterial / metabolism; Animals; Antigens, Bacterial / genetics; Antigens, Bacterial / immunology; Antigens, Bacterial / metabolism; Female; Glycosylation; Humans; Male; Mannose / genetics; Mannose / immunology; Mice; Mice, Inbred BALB C; Mycobacterium bovis / genetics; Mycobacterium bovis / immunology; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / immunology; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / metabolism; T-Lymphocytes / immunology; T-Lymphocytes / metabolism; Tuberculosis / genetics; Tuberculosis / immunology; Tuberculosis / metabolism; Tuberculosis / prevention & control; Tuberculosis Vaccines / genetics; Tuberculosis Vaccines / immunology
TL;DR: O-mannosylation of Apa is required for antigenicity but appears to be dispensable for its immunogenicity and protective efficacy in mice, which has implications for the development of subunit vaccines using post-translationally modified proteins such as glycoproteins against infectious diseases like tuberculosis. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2013 journal article

Updating and curating metabolic pathways of TB

Tuberculosis, 93(1), 47–59.

By: R. Slayden*, M. Jackson*, J. Zucker*, M. Ramirez*, C. Dawson*, R. Crew*, N. Sampson*, S. Thomas* ...

author keywords: Metabolic pathways; Cell envelope; Outer membrane proteins; Cholesterol; Cell division; Regulation; Toxin antitoxin; Reannotation; Curate; Bioinformatics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis
MeSH headings : Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / physiology; Computational Biology / methods; Genes, Bacterial; Humans; Metabolic Networks and Pathways / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / metabolism; Open Reading Frames / genetics; Tuberculosis / metabolism
TL;DR: The Tuberculosis Community Annotation Project (TBCAP) jamboree exercise began the reannotation effort by providing additional information for previous annotations, and refining and substantiating the functional assignment of ORFs and genes within metabolic pathways. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2012 journal article

Analysis of T-DNA alleles of flavonoid biosynthesis genes in Arabidopsis ecotype Columbia

BMC Research Notes, 5(1).

By: P. Bowerman, M. Ramirez*, M. Price, R. Helm* & B. Winkel

MeSH headings : Acyltransferases / genetics; Acyltransferases / metabolism; Alleles; Arabidopsis / genetics; Arabidopsis / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics; Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism; Biosynthetic Pathways / genetics; Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid / methods; Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / genetics; Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme System / metabolism; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Ecotype; Flavonoids / biosynthesis; Flavonols / metabolism; Intramolecular Lyases / genetics; Intramolecular Lyases / metabolism; Mixed Function Oxygenases / genetics; Mixed Function Oxygenases / metabolism; Mutagenesis, Insertional; NADH, NADPH Oxidoreductases / genetics; NADH, NADPH Oxidoreductases / metabolism; Oxygenases / genetics; Oxygenases / metabolism; Pigmentation / genetics; Plants, Genetically Modified; Seeds / genetics; Seeds / metabolism
TL;DR: An analysis of Arabidopsis lines of ecotype Columbia carrying T-DNA insertions in genes encoding enzymes of the central flavonoid pathway provides a comprehensive summary of various mutant alleles for these structural genes that have been described in the literature to date. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2011 journal article

Auxin and Ethylene Induce Flavonol Accumulation through Distinct Transcriptional Networks      

Plant Physiology, 156(1), 144–164.

By: D. Lewis*, M. Ramirez*, N. Miller*, P. Vallabhaneni*, W. Ray*, R. Helm*, B. Winkel*, G. Muday*

MeSH headings : Amino Acids, Cyclic / pharmacology; Arabidopsis / cytology; Arabidopsis / drug effects; Arabidopsis / genetics; Arabidopsis / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism; Ethylenes / pharmacology; Flavonols / metabolism; Gene Expression Regulation, Plant / drug effects; Gene Regulatory Networks; Glycosides / metabolism; Gravitropism; Indoleacetic Acids / pharmacology; Mutation; Plant Growth Regulators / pharmacology; Plant Roots / cytology; Plant Roots / drug effects; Plant Roots / genetics; Plant Roots / metabolism; Plants, Genetically Modified; Quercetin / metabolism; RNA, Plant / genetics; Recombinant Fusion Proteins; Seedlings / cytology; Seedlings / drug effects; Seedlings / genetics; Seedlings / metabolism
TL;DR: These experiments demonstrate that auxin and ethylene regulate flavonol biosynthesis through distinct signaling networks involving TIR1 and EIN2/ETR1, respectively, both of which converge on MYB12. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2010 journal article

Rapid Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Use of Real-Time PCR and High-Resolution Melt Analysis

Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 48(11), 4003–4009.

By: M. Ramirez*, K. Cowart*, P. Campbell*, G. Morlock*, D. Sikes*, J. Winchell*, J. Posey*

Contributors: M. Ramirez*

MeSH headings : Antitubercular Agents / pharmacology; Bacterial Proteins / genetics; Catalase / genetics; DNA Transposable Elements; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases / genetics; Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial; Genes, Bacterial; Humans; Microbial Sensitivity Tests / methods; Mutation, Missense; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / genetics; Mycobacterium tuberculosis / isolation & purification; Oxidoreductases / genetics; Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods; Sensitivity and Specificity; Transition Temperature; Tuberculosis, Multidrug-Resistant / diagnosis
TL;DR: This method provides a rapid, robust, and inexpensive way to detect the dominant mutations known to confer MDR in M. tuberculosis strains and offers several advantages over current molecular and culture-based techniques. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

2007 journal article

Functional analysis of Arabidopsis genes involved in mitochondrial iron-sulfur cluster assembly

Plant Molecular Biology, 64(3), 225–240.

Contributors: M. Ramirez*

author keywords: cysteine desulfurase activity; [Fe-S] cluster assembly; intracellular localization; mitochondria; transgenic plants
MeSH headings : Arabidopsis / genetics; Arabidopsis / growth & development; Arabidopsis / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / genetics; Arabidopsis Proteins / metabolism; Arabidopsis Proteins / physiology; Bacterial Proteins / chemistry; Bacterial Proteins / metabolism; Escherichia coli / genetics; Iron-Sulfur Proteins / chemistry; Iron-Sulfur Proteins / metabolism; Mitochondria / metabolism; Mitochondrial Proteins / genetics; Mitochondrial Proteins / metabolism; Mitochondrial Proteins / physiology; Mutation; Phenotype; Plant Leaves / anatomy & histology; Plant Leaves / growth & development; Plant Leaves / metabolism; Plants, Genetically Modified / anatomy & histology; Plants, Genetically Modified / growth & development; Plants, Genetically Modified / metabolism; Promoter Regions, Genetic; RNA Interference; Recombinant Fusion Proteins / genetics; Recombinant Fusion Proteins / isolation & purification; Recombinant Fusion Proteins / metabolism; Transaminases / genetics; Transaminases / metabolism; Transaminases / physiology
TL;DR: Analysis of the expression patterns of the corresponding genes in Arabidopsis, AtNFS1 and AtISU1, and the phenotypes of plants in which these genes are up or down-regulated are consistent with a role for the mitochondrial [Fe–S] assembly system in the maturation of proteins required for normal plant development. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: ORCID
Added: January 30, 2022

Employment

Updated: January 13th, 2020 21:45

2014 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US

Funding History

Funding history based on the linked ORCID record. Updated: July 10th, 2024 19:31

grant December 1, 2020 - November 30, 2022
RCN-UBE INCUBATOR STEM BUILD: A network of undergraduates, faculty, and makers utilizing 3D printing to Build Understanding through Inclusive Learning Design
Directorate for Biological Sciences
grant January 1, 2020 - January 1, 2025
CRECER: Cultivating Research Experiences with Community-Engaged Roots
Burroughs Wellcome Fund

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