Hi there! For the most part, I try to improve coverage of microbiology-related topics here on Wikipedia. I do that under the umbrella of Wikipedia:WikiProject_Microbiology which covers about 14,000 articles (~10,000 of which are stubs), so there's a lot to do. If you're interested in doing the same, feel free to join in! Not sure where to start? Post on the project page (or on my talk page) and we'll chat about it! Similarly, if there's some way I can help with whatever you're doing, let me know.
Recently I've also started playing with some of the various backlogs that are accumulating around here. This means I'm frequently looking at topics I know nothing about. When I make mistakes in that capacity, feel free to send me back to the microbiology articles. Happy editing!
Articles I've substantially contributed to
Microbes, et al.
- Chlamydia trachomatis - causative agent of chlamydia
- Clostridium tetani - soil-dweller; makes a toxin that causes tetanus
- Cyclospora - a genus of weird parasitic eukaryotes; basically just misnamed Eimeria
- Giardia lamblia - causative agent of beaver fever
- Maurer's cleft - semi-mysterious structure that appears in red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum
- Piperaquine - Antimalarial drug
- Plasmodium - Huge genus of blood-dwelling eukaryotic parasites
- Plasmodium cynomolgi - Infects monkeys; research model for Plasmodium
- Plasmodium knowlesi - Cause of malaria in SE Asia; research model for Plasmodium
Academics (some of which are pretty stubby)
- Bennet M. Allen (1877-1963) - Embryologist. Worked on endocrinology in amphibians.
- Sebastian Amigorena (b. 1960) - Immunologist. Works on antigen presentation by DCs at the Institut Curie.
- Raul Andino (b. 1957) - Virologist. Works on enteroviruses at UCSF.
- Norma Andrews - Parasitologist. Works on cell responses to Trypanosoma cruzi at Maryland.
- Alice Barkan - Molecular biologist. Works on chloroplast gene regulation at Oregon.
- Shane Crotty - Virologist. Works on follicular helper T cells at La Jolla.
- James E. Crowe (b. 1961) - Immunologist. Works on adaptive responses to viral pathogens at Vanderbilt.
- David M. Geiser - Mycologist. Works on evolutionary relationships among Fusarium species at Penn State.
- Joseph Heitman - Mycologist. Discovered sexual cycle in Cryptococcus at Duke.
- Graeme Henderson - Neuroscientist. Works on tolerance to opioids at Bristol.
- Christina M. Hull - Mycologist. Works on Cryptococcus spore development at Wisconsin.
- Alexander D. Johnson (b. 1952) - Biochemist. Discovered sexual mating cycle in Candida albicans at UCSF.
- Garnett H. Kelsoe - Immunologist. Works on lymphocyte development at Duke.
- Baljit S. Khakh - Neuroscientist. Works on ion channels in astrocytes at UCLA.
- George McClellan (1849-1913) - Anatomist. Known for anatomy text and teaching at Jefferson Medical College (et al.).
- Brian R. Murphy (b. 1942) - Virologist. Worked on antiviral vaccine development at NIAID.
- Robert H. Purcell (b. 1935) - Virologist. Identified several hepatitis viruses at NIAID.
- Ana Rodriguez - Microbiologist. Works on insect stages of malaria at NYU.
- Earl O'Roke (1887-1958) - Parasitologist. Worked out transmission of Leucocytozoon.
- William Trager (1910-2005) - Parasitologist. Set up culture systems, especially for Plasmodium falciparum.
Good article reviews
Articles I've reviewed that others did the heavy lifting on. If they're good, blame the nominators, et al. If they're lousy, blame me.
- Leptospirosis - Multifaceted disease caused by Leptospira spp. (nominated by Cerevisae; passed August 2019)
- Melioidosis - Infection of Burkholderia pseudomallei at many body sites (nominated by Cerevisae; passed September 2019)
- Preimplantation factor - peptide secreted by developing embryos (nominated September 2019)
- Railway surgery - Railroad company-associated medical folk, most developed in the US in the 19th and early 20th c. (nominated by Spinningspark; passed October 2019)
- George Foster Herben - (1893-1966) American physician; primarily treated TB in NY. (nominated by Usernameunique; passed December 2019)