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Dr. John Pisciotta


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Dr. John Pisciotta

Office: SSN 376
Phone: 610-738-0540

Dr. John Pisciotta's Publications

Representative Publications

Zaybak Z, Logan BE, Pisciotta JM. 2018. Electrotrophic activity and electrosynthetic acetate production by Desulfobacterium autotrophicum HRM2. Bioelectrochemistry. 123:150-155.

Pisciotta JM, Peter F. Scholl, Joel L. Shuman, Vladimir Shualev and DJ Sullivan. 2017. Quantitative characterization of hemozoin in Plasmodium berghei and vivax. International Journal of Parasitology; Drugs and Drug Resistance. 7(1):110-119.

Pisciotta JM and J Dolceamore Jr. 2016. Bioelectrochemical and conventional bioremediation of environmental pollutants. Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology. 8(4):327-343.

Pisciotta JM, US Patent No. 8,697,437 B1. Magnetic Metabolite and Diagnostic Transfer Disks. Patent issued April 15, 2014.

Pisciotta, JM, Mossman J, Zaybak Z, Schultz W. 2014. Enhanced waste to fuel conversion with a bioelectrochemically controlled autotrophic bioreactor. Bluesens Co: Understanding bioprocesses. Industrial Report #3:24-27.

Zaybak Z, Pisciotta JM, Tokash JC, Logan BE. 2013. Enhanced start-up of anaerobic facultatively autotrophic biocathodes in bioelectrochemical systems. Journal of Biotechnology. 168(4):478-85.

Ren L, Siegert M, Ivanov I, Pisciotta JM, Logan BE. 2013. Treatability studies on different refinery wastewater samples using high-throughput microbial electrolysis cells (MECs). Bioresource Technology. 136:322-8.

Pisciotta JM, Nam J, Call DF, Zaybak Z, Logan, BE. 2012. Enrichment of microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) biocathodes from sediment microbial fuel cell (sMFC) bioanodes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 78(19):480-12.

Pisciotta JM, Zou Y, Baskakov IV. 2011. Role of the photosynthetic electron transfer chain in electrogenic activity of cyanobacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 91(2):377-85.

Armenta JM, Cortes DF, Pisciotta JM, Shuman JL, Blakeslee K, Rasoloson D, Ogunbiyi O, Sullivan DJ Jr., Shulaev V. 2010. Sensitive and Rapid Method for Amino Acid Quantitation in Malaria Biological Samples Using AccQ*Tag Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ionization-MS/MS with Multiple Reaction Monitoring. Analytical Chemistry. 15;82(2):548-58.

Pisciotta, JM, Zou Y, Baskakov IV. 2010. Light dependent electrogenic activity of cyanobacteria. PLoS One. 5(5):10821

Zou Y, Pisciotta JM, Baskakov IV. 2009. Nanostructured polypyrrole-coated anode for sun-powered microbial fuel cells. Bioelectrochemistry. 79;1(1)50-56.

Zou Y, Pisciotta JM, Billmyre RB, Baskakov IV. 2009. Photosynthetic microbial fuel cells with positive light response. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 1;104(5):939-46.

Ng CG, Coppens I, Govindarajan D, Pisciotta JM, Shulaev V, Griffin DE. 2008. Effect of host cell lipid metabolism on alphavirus replication, virion morphogenesis, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 105(42):16326-31.

Pisciotta, JM and DJ Sullivan. 2008. Hemozoin, Oil versus water. Parasitology International. 57(2):89-96.

Pisciotta JM, Coppens I, Tripathi AK, Scholl PF, Shuman J, Bajad S, Shulaev V, Sullivan DJ Jr. 2007. The role of neutral lipid nanospheres in Plasmodium falciparum haem crystallization. Biochemical Journal. 402(1):197-204.

Nyunt M, Pisciotta JM, Feldman AB, Thuma P, Scholl PF, Demirev PA, Lin JS, Shi L, Kumar N, Sullivan DJ Jr. 2005. Detection of Plasmodium falciparum in pregnancy by laser desorption mass spectrometry. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 73(3):485-90.

Pisciotta JM., Ponder EL, Fried B, Sullivan DJ Jr. 2005. Hemozoin formation in Echinostoma trivolvis rediae. International Journal of Parasitology. Sept. 35 (10):1037-42.

Jain SK, Persaud D, Perl TM, Pass MA, Murphy KM, Pisciotta JM, Scholl PF, Casella JF, Sullivan DJ Jr. 2005. Nosocomial malaria and saline flush. Emerging Infectious Diseases. 11(7):1097-9.

Pisciotta, JM. US Patent No. 6,753,180: Clonal replication system. Patent issued June 22, 2004. Assignee: University of South Florida.

Pisciotta, JM. US Patent No. 6,701,718: Heat exchanging apparatus for handling and transporting vessels. Patent issued March 9, 2004. Assignee: University of South Florida.

Pisciotta JM, Rath DF, Stanek PA, Flanery DM, Harwood VJ. 2002. Marine bacteria cause false-positive results in the Colilert-18 rapid identification test for Escherichia coli in Florida waters. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 68(2):539-44.

Selected Presentations

Pisciotta JM, N. Cassidy, P. Hornbach. 2018. Electrochemical Nanomaterial Production Coupled to Water Disinfection and Energy Storage. American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 7th International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering. Aug 12-15. Cincinnati, OH.

Peter Hornbach and John M. Pisciotta. 2017. Arsenic bioremediation via Mineral Adsorption and Fungal Biomethylation. Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Conference, November 2nd-3rd, Philadelphia, PA.

Pisciotta JM, N. Cassidy, P. Hornbach, D. Barbieri, A. Chungapally, E. Mentado-Sosa and E. Kerr. 2017. Wind-Actuated Vibrating Electrochemical (WAVE) Digester. EPA People Planet Prosperity (P3) Tech-Connect Conference, May 15-16, Washington DC.

Pisciotta JM and P Minka. 2016. Integrating sediment microbial fuel cells (sMFCs) in the teaching of microbial ecology. Poster. 23rd Annual ASM Conference for Undergraduate Educators, July 23rd, Bethesda MD. Published Abstract, Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE).

Pisciotta JM and N Russo. 2016. Antibacterial action of copper plus blue light. Poster. American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) National Microbe Research Meeting. June 20th, Boston, MA.

Pisciotta JM and P Minka. 2016. Effect of cathode depth on sediment microbial fuel cell performance. American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) National Microbe Research Meeting. June 19th. Boston, MA.

Fullington M and Pisciotta JM. 2015. History of Bacteriophage Therapy Against Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria. 115th General Meeting, America Society for Microbiology, May 30 - June 2. New Orleans, La.

Pisciotta JM. 2015. Use of electricity to direct microbial metabolite production. 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology. April 27 - 29. Philadelphia, PA.

Pisciotta JM and Mossman JR. 2014. Antimicrobial action of Bioelectrochemical Systems. 114th General Meeting, America Society for Microbiology, May 17 - 20. Boston, MA.

Panov N and Pisciotta JM. 2014. Dual Stage Bacteriological Triacylglyceride Accumulation System. International Society for Microbial Electrochemical Technology. May 13-15. State College, PA.

Mossman JR and Pisciotta JM. 2014. Antiviral Water Filtration System. 2014. ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting. Jan 29. Washington, DC.

Schultz W, Zaybak Z, Pisciotta, JM. 2013. Bioelectrochemically Boosted Algal Biofuel Production Platform. Algal Biomass Summit, Engineering and Analysis Section. Sept 30 – Oct 4, Orlando, Fl.

Pisciotta JM, Zaybak Z, Logan BE. Electroautotrophic metabolism of Desulfobacterium autotrophicum and Rhodococcus opacus. 113th General Meeting – American Society for Microbiology 2013, May 18-21, Denver, CO

Zaybak Z, Pisciotta JM, Tokash JC, Logan BE. Development of anaerobic biocathodes for electrofuel and biochemical production. 113th General Meeting – American Society for Microbiology 2013, May 18-21, Denver, CO

Pisciotta, JM and W Curtis. 2012. Process for producing C34 hydrocarbons from CO2 and H2 via genetically engineered Rhodobacter. Energy Innovation Summit. Advanced Research Projects Agency, Energy (ARPAE). Washington, DC.

Kahn N, JM Pisciotta and WR Curtis. 2012. Autotrophic biofuel production via Transgenic Rhodobacter capsulatus. Biomass Meeting. US Department of Energy. Washington, DC.

Pisciotta, JM. 2012 Light and dark autotrophic bioelectrochemical systems. Invited Seminar. US Naval Research Laboratory. Washington DC

Pisciotta, JM, and BE Logan. 2011. Marine sediment seeded biocathodes for gas phase CO2 removal. International Electrofuels Conference. Society for Biological Engineering. Providence, RI.

Pisciotta, JM, Zou Y, Baskakov, IV. 2010. Light dependent electrogenic activity of cyanobacteria. Algae and Energy in the Northeast Conference. University of Vermont. Burlington, VT.

Shuman, J., Pisciotta, JM., Sullivan, D., Shulaev, V. 2008. Metabolic analysis of glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and citric acid pathways for erythrocytes infected with ring and trophozoite stages of Plasmodium falciparum. Biomolecular Parasitology Conference. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, MA.

Pisciotta, JM. 2008. Metaboletics: microbial cell metabolite transfer technology. 11th annual MIT Venture Capital Conference. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Cambridge, MA.

Jonas, S. Pisciotta, JM., Hobbs, BF. 2008. A rip current hydroelectric generator. Johns Hopkins University, Global Venture Challenge I2P. Oak Ridge National Energy Laboratory. Oak Ridge, TN.

Pisciotta,JM, Abhai K. Tripathi, David J. Sullivan. 2008 Antimalarial action of Gefitinib, an epidermal growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Biomolecular Parasitology Conference. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, MA.

Pisciotta, JM, Tripathi AK, Shuman, J, Ogunbiyi O, Rasoloson D, Sullivan, D., Shulaev, V. 2007. Changes in global metabolites of Plasmodium falciparum with erythrocyte development and antimalarial drugs. Biomolecular Parasitology Conference. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, MA.

Pisciotta, JM, Sullivan D. 2004. Chloroquine resistant Plasmodium berghei forms and effluxes hemeozoin. Biomolecular Parasitology Conference. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Woods Hole, MA.

Pisciotta, JM. 2000. Ecological distribution and antibiotic resistance profile of Vibrionaceae in Tampa Bay, FL. American Society for Microbiology, Southeastern Branch Meeting. Statesboro, GA.

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