Nicole Green

Work Titles
UCLA Assistant Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
Ph.D., University of California, Davis

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(562) 658-1330

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Public Health Laboratory Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
12750 Erickson Avenue
Downey, CA 90242

Detailed Biography:

Dr. Green is the Director of the Los Angeles County Public Health Laboratory. She is an accomplished scientist with more than 15 years of experience working in the field of Microbiology. Her training includes molecular biology, bacterial pathogenesis mechanisms, molecular epidemiological surveillance studies, and design of laboratory developed tests. The majority of her projects have combined the use of epidemiological data with state-of-the-art laboratory technology such as PCR and DNA sequencing to study large numbers of clinical isolates. She came to Public Health because it represented an opportunity for her to integrate techniques and technology that she learned from scientific research to improve community health and patient outcome as well as fulfill the need for qualified Public Health Laboratory Directors. She is a licensed California Public Health Microbiologist and also holds national certification through the American Society for Clinical Pathology and State of California as a clinical microbiologist. Dr. Green is board certified as a medical microbiologist through the American Board of Medical Microbiology.

She is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to developing new public health and clinical microbiology professionals. Her most important accomplishment has been to share the knowledge she has learned from her experiences and continue the public health microbiologist training program which serves as a pipeline for public health workforce development and future laboratory professionals.

She has served on a number of committees for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health including the Public Health Emergency Response Leadership Group, Tuberculosis Control Program Research Committee, Science Work Group, Division of HIV and STD Programs 2nd District laboratory representative, CDC Region IX Infertility Prevention Program laboratory representative. She has also served on the UCLA Committee on Postdoctoral Education Program (CPEP), UCLA Institutional Biosafety Committee, American Society for Pathology Microbiology workgroup, Association of Public Health Laboratories Culture Independent Diagnostic Test workgroup, California Association of Public Health Laboratory Directors Training Committee, and several conference and workshop planning committees.

Dr. Green is an active member of the American Society for Microbiology, Southern California American Society for Microbiology, American Biological Safety Association, California Association for Medical Laboratory Technology, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories.


A selected list of publications:

Pannaraj Pia S, Wang Hai-Lin, Rivas Hector, Wiryawan Hilda, Smit Michael, Green Nicole, Aldrovandi Grace M, El Amin Alvin Nelson, Mascola Laurene   School-located influenza vaccination decreases laboratory-confirmed influenza and improves school attendance Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2014; 59(3): 325-32.
Abbott Sharon L, Moler Silvia, Green Nicole, Tran Robert K, Wainwright Katlyn, Janda J Michael   Clinical and laboratory diagnostic characteristics and cytotoxigenic potential of Hafnia alvei and Hafnia paralvei strains Journal of clinical microbiology, 2011; 49(9): 3122-6.
Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Guo Nina, Mereghetti Laurent, Musser James M   Lateral gene transfer of streptococcal ICE element RD2 (region of difference 2) encoding secreted proteins BMC microbiology, 2011; 11(7): 65.
Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Guo Nina, Bongiovanni Ann M, Witkin Steven S, Musser James M   Adaptation of group A Streptococcus to human amniotic fluid PloS one, 2010; 5(3): e9785.
Olsen Randall J, Sitkiewicz Izabela, Ayeras Ara A, Gonulal Vedia E, Cantu Concepcion, Beres Stephen B, Green Nicole M, Lei Benfang, Humbird Tammy, Greaver Jamieson, Chang Ellen, Ragasa Willie P, Montgomery Charles A, Cartwright Joiner, McGeer Allison, Low Donald E, Whitney Adeline R, Cagle Philip T, Blasdel Terry L, DeLeo Frank R, Musser James M   Decreased necrotizing fasciitis capacity caused by a single nucleotide mutation that alters a multiple gene virulence axis Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010; 107(2): 888-93.
Mereghetti Laurent, Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Musser James M   Identification of an unusual pattern of global gene expression in group B Streptococcus grown in human blood PloS one, 2009; 4(9): e7145.
Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Guo Nina, Bongiovanni Ann Marie, Witkin Steven S, Musser James M   Transcriptome adaptation of group B Streptococcus to growth in human amniotic fluid PloS one, 2009; 4(7): e6114.
Mereghetti Laurent, Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Musser James M   Extensive adaptive changes occur in the transcriptome of Streptococcus agalactiae (group B streptococcus) in response to incubation with human blood PloS one, 2008; 3(9): e3143.
Mereghetti Laurent, Sitkiewicz Izabela, Green Nicole M, Musser James M   Remodeling of the Streptococcus agalactiae transcriptome in response to growth temperature PloS one, 2008; 3(7): e2785.
Green Nicole M, Zhang Shizhen, Porcella Stephen F, Nagiec Michal J, Barbian Kent D, Beres Stephen B, LeFebvre Rance B, Musser James M   Genome sequence of a serotype M28 strain of group a streptococcus: potential new insights into puerperal sepsis and bacterial disease specificity The Journal of infectious diseases, 2005; 192(5): 760-70.
Green Nicole M, Beres Stephen B, Graviss Edward A, Allison James E, McGeer Allison J, Vuopio-Varkila Jaana, LeFebvre Rance B, Musser James M   Genetic diversity among type emm28 group A Streptococcus strains causing invasive infections and pharyngitis Journal of clinical microbiology, 2005; 43(8): 4083-91.
Reid Sean D, Montgomery Alison G, Voyich Jovanka M, DeLeo Frank R, Lei Benfang, Ireland Robin M, Green Nicole M, Liu Mengyao, Lukomski Slawomir, Musser James M   Characterization of an extracellular virulence factor made by group A Streptococcus with homology to the Listeria monocytogenes internalin family of proteins Infection and immunity, 2003; 71(12): 7043-52.
Reid Sean D, Green Nicole M, Sylva Gail L, Voyich Jovanka M, Stenseth Elisha T, DeLeo Frank R, Palzkill Timothy, Low Donald E, Hill Harry R, Musser James M   Postgenomic analysis of four novel antigens of group a streptococcus: growth phase-dependent gene transcription and human serologic response Journal of bacteriology, 2002; 184(22): 6316-24.

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