Dr. Chaban has a diverse background in prokaryote microbiology. She began her graduate work using flagellar genes to identify and characterize brewing spoilage bacteria and moved on to study glycosylation and assembly of flagella of Methanococcus spp. At the University of Hawai'i, she worked on developing novel methods for improving ultrasound imaging of medically important biofilms.
Dr. Chaban joined Dr. Janet Hill's lab at the WCVM in September 2008 and is working to develop better molecular tools for understanding Campylobacter ecology in humans and companion animals.
Chaban B, Ng SY, Kanbe M, Saltzman I, Nimmo G, Aizawa S, Jarrell KF. 2007. "Systematic deletion analyses of the fla genes in the flagella operon identify several genes essential for proper assembly and function of flagella in the archaeon, Methanococcus maripaludis." Molecular Microbiology. 66(3): 596-609.
Chaban B, Deneer H, Dowgiert T, Hymers J, Ziola B. 2005. "The flagellin gene and protein from the brewing spoilage bacteria Pectinatus cerevisiiphilus and Pectinatus frisingensis." Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 51(10): 863-74.