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Young Min Kwon

Young Min Kwon

Microbiologist

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(POSC)-Poultry Science

Phone: 479-575-4935

Fax: 479-575-8775

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  • Functional genomics of Salmonella and Campylobacter jejuni to understand the mechanisms of survival and virulence in poultry
  • Molecular analysis of poultry microbiomes
  • Development of functional probiotics for poultry
  • POSC 5873 Molecular Analysis of Foodborne Pathogens, Fall
  • POSC 5901 POSC Graduate Seminar, Fall
  • Ph.D., Poultry Science, Texas A&M University, 2000
  • M.S., Animal Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, 1994
  • B.S., Animal Science, Seoul National University, South Korea, 1992
  1. Calhoun, L. N., and Y. M. Kwon. 2010. The effect of long term propionate adaptation on the stress resistance of Salmonella Enteritidis. J. Appl. Microbiol. 109, 1294-1300.
  2. Calhoun, L. N., and Y. M. Kwon. 2010. Proteomic analysis of Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis following propionate adaptation. BMC Microbiolgy 10, 249.
  3. Calhoun, L. N. and Y. M. Kwon. 2011. The ferritin-like protein Dps protects Salmonella Enteritidis from the Fenton-mediated killing mechanism of bactericidal antibiotics. Int.  J. Antimicrob. Agents 37, 261-265.
  4. Layton, S. L., M. J. Morgan, K. Cole, Y. M. Kwon, D. J. Donoghue, B. M. Hargis, and N. R. Pumford.  2011. Evaluation of Salmonella-vectored Campylobacter peptide epitopes for reduction of Campylobacter jejuni in broiler chickens. Clin. Vaccine Immunol. 18, 449-454.
  5. Singh, P., and R. Nayak, and Y. M. Kwon. 2011. Target-enrichment through amplification of hairpin-ligated universal targets for next-generation sequencing analysis. Methods Mol. Biol. 733, 267-278.
  6. Dawoud, T. M., P. Hererra, I. Hanning, Y. M. Kwon, and S. C. Ricke. 2011.  In vitro Invasion of Laying Hen Ovarian Follicles by Salmonella Enteritidis strains. Poultry Science 90, 1134-1137.
  7. Shivaramaiah, S., J.R. Barta, S.L. Layton, C. Lester, Y.M. Kwon, L.R. Berghman, B.M. Hargis, and G. Tellez.  2010.  Development and evaluation of an ?aroA / ?htrA Salmonella enteritidis vector expressing Eimeria maxima TRAP family protein EmTFP250 with CD 154 (CD 40L) as candidate vaccines against coccidiosis in broilers.  Int. J. Poult. Sci. 9, 1031-1037.
  8. Calhoun, L. N., J. N. Kim, Y. Ren, J. J. Song, and Y. M. Kwon. 2011. The DNA-binding protein Dps functions as a global regulator in starved Salmonella enterica serovar Enteritidis during starvation. Int. J. Microbiol. Res. 3, 136-147.
  9. Singh, P., S.L. Foley, R. Nayak, and Y.M. Kwon. 2012. Multilocus sequence typing of Salmonella strains by high-throughput sequencing of selectively amplified target genes. J. Microbiol. Methods 88, 127-133.
  10. Khatiwara, A., T. Jiang, S.S. Sung, T. Dawoud, J.N. Kim, D. Bhattacharya, H.B. Kim, S.C. Ricke, and Y.M. Kwon. 2012. Genome scanning for conditionally essential genes in Salmonella. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78, 3098-3107.
  11. Kim, B.U., S.W. Kim, Y.H. Hong, M.A. Jeong, Y.S. Ryu, H.C. Park, J.H. Jung, Y.M. Kwon, I.S. Choi, S.S. Lee, C.W. Kim, and K.K. Cho. 2012. Protein expression in pig species Longissimus dorsi muscles among different breeds and growth stages. Journal of Life Science. 22, 713-722.
  12. Kim, J. N., and Y.M. Kwon. 2013. Genetic and phenotypic characterization of the RyhB regulon in Salmonella Typhimurium. Microbiol. Res. 168, 41-49.
  13. Singh, P., A. Karimi, K. Devendra, P. W. Waldroup, K. K. Cho, and Y.M. Kwon. 2013. Influence of Penicillin on microbial diversity of the cecal microbiota in broiler chickens. Poultry Science 92, 272-276.
  14. Singh, P., S. L. Foley, R. Nayak, and Y.M. Kwon. 2013. Massively parallel sequencing of enriched target amplicons for high-resolution genotyping of Salmonella serovars. Molecular & Cellular Probes 27, 80-85.
  15. Wang, R., J. Zhao, T. Jiang, Y.M. Kwon, H. Lu, P. Jiao, M. Liao, and Y. Li. 2013. Selection and characterization of DNA aptamers for use in detection of avian influenza H5N1. Journal of Virological Methods 189, 362-369.
  16. Singh, P., and Y.M. Kwon. 2013. Comparative analysis of Campylobacter populations within individual market age broilers using fla gene typing method. Poultry Science 92, 2135-2144.
  17. Kim, J.N., and Y.M. Kwon. 2013. Identification of Target Transcripts Regulated by Small RNA RyhB Homologs in Salmonella: RyhB-2 regulates motility phenotype. Microbiol. Res. 168, 621-629.
  18. Kim, J.N., and Y.M. Kwon. 2014. Phenotypic characterization of Salmonella RyhB-1 mutations that modulate target regulation. Current Microbiol. 69, 212-217.
  19. Dawoud, T., T. Jiang, R. K. Mandal, S.C. Ricke, and Y.M. Kwon. 2014. Improving the efficiency of transposon mutagenesis in Salmonella enteritidis by overcoming host-restriction barriers. Mol. Biotechnol. 56, 1004-1010.
  20. Wideman Jr., R.F., A. Al-Rubaye, Y.M. Kwon, J. Blankenship, H. Lester, K.N. Mitchell, I.Y. Pevzner, T. Lohrmann, and J. Schleifer. 2015. Prophylactic administration of a combined prebiotic and probiotic, or therapeutic administration of enrofloxacin, to reduce the incidence of bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis in broilers. Poultry Science 94, 25-36.
  21. Jiang, T., R.F. Wideman Jr., A. Khatiwara, I. Pevzner, and Y.M. Kwon. 2015. Molecular survey of bacterial communities associated with bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) in broilers. PLOS one, 10(4):e0124403.
  22. Mandal, R.K., T. Jiang, A.A. Alrubaye, D.D. Rhoads, R.F. Wideman Jr., J. Zhao, I. Pevzner, and Y.M. Kwon. 2016. An investigation into blood microbiota and its potential association with bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) in broilers. Scientific Reports 6:25882 | DOI: 10.1038/srep25882
  23. Kwon, Y.M., S.C. Ricke, and R.K. Mandal. 2016. Transposon sequencing: methods and expanding applications. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 100, 31-43 (invited review)
  24. Roto, S., Y.M. Kwon, and S.C. Ricke. 2016. Potential Applications of In Ovo Technique for the Optimal Development of the Gastrointestinal Tract and Establishment of its Microbiome in Poultry. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 3:63.
  • Faculty member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Program
  • Post-doctoral Research at the USDA-ARS at College Station, Texas
  • Hy-Line International Research Award, 2008
  • Zoetis Fundamental Science Award, 2013