Gregory W Buck
B.S. Morehouse College 1981
M.S. Georgia State University, 1992
Ph.D., Georgia State University, 1999
Postdoc, Emory University, 1999-2001
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Here at TAMU-CC, I have taught over 6000 students in 10 different courses, including Microbiology, Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Virology to undergraduate and graduate students. My research areas involve (1) effects of MRSA on diabetic populations and differences in infection on ethnic groups; (2) gene regulation in Vibrio vulnificus; (3) enumeration of vibrios in estuarine waters; (4) with other faculty here and at TAMU-Kingsville, the study of antibacterial components of extracts from herbal plants, amino acid surfactants, and nanoparticles; (5) collaboration with other TAMU-CC faculty using a novel engineering technique, hyperspectral optical imaging (HOPI), to distinguish between bacteria. My research projects have all involved the training of 85 undergraduate students (38 URM). In addition, I have chaired or been a member of 34 M.S. student (10 URM) committees. I have chaired or co-chaired eight M.S. students--five completed (four URM), three in progress (one URM). I have also been a Graduate Faculty Representative for two Ed.D. students, a Marine Biology PhD committee member and I mentored one postdoctoral fellow for six months in 2011.