Stephanie Mounaud, PMP

Scientific Project Manager

Stephanie Mounaud is a scientific project manager and supports education outreach for the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). She joined the JCVI team in 2006 and has served in other roles such as laboratory manager in the Infectious Disease Department and part of the microbial genome finishing team. Her areas of interests include infant nasopharyngeal microbiome, Burkholderia genetics, and mycology. In her free time, she creates fungal artwork.

Her recent work focused on small colony variants in Burkholderia persisters. Stephanie’s previous work included studying secondary metabolites from fungus as potential bacterial quorum sensing inhibitors, and studying the pediatric nasopharyngeal microbiome with the goal of identifying associations among infants and known risk factors including the PCV vaccination status.

In addition to her research role, Stephanie has been involved in a wide range of education and outreach activities at JCVI including: teaching; school visits; hosted events on JCVI’s DiscoverGenomics! mobile lab; JCVI’s internship program; STEM career outreach events; and professional development training for graduate and post-graduate level participants. She also served as president of the Biosciences, Health Science and Medicine program advisory committee for the Montgomery County Collaboration Board.

Ms. Mounaud received her B.S. in Microbiology and minors in Chemistry and French from Virginia Tech and is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP). 

Publications

Characterization of Pneumococcal Colonization Dynamics and Antimicrobial Resistance Using Shotgun Metagenomic Sequencing in Intensively Sampled South African Infants.
Frontiers in public health. 2020-09-22; 8.543898.
PMID: 33072693
Annotated Genome Sequence of Aspergillus tanneri NIH1004.
Microbiology resource announcements. 2020-01-16; 9.3:
PMID: 31948962
HIV-exposure, early life feeding practices and delivery mode impacts on faecal bacterial profiles in a South African birth cohort.
Scientific reports. 2018-03-22; 8.1: 5078.
PMID: 29567959
Looking Beyond Respiratory Cultures: Microbiome-Cytokine Signatures of Bacterial Pneumonia and Tracheobronchitis in Lung Transplant Recipients.
American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. 2016-06-01; 16.6: 1766-78.
PMID: 26693965
Genetic Analysis Using an Isogenic Mating Pair of Aspergillus fumigatus Identifies Azole Resistance Genes and Lack of MAT Locus's Role in Virulence.
PLoS pathogens. 2015-04-24; 11.4: e1004834.
PMID: 25909486
Using Bayesian modelling to investigate factors governing antibiotic-induced Candida albicans colonization of the GI tract.
Scientific reports. 2015-02-03; 5.8131.
PMID: 25644850
A systematic evaluation of high-dimensional, ensemble-based regression for exploring large model spaces in microbiome analyses.
BMC bioinformatics. 2015-02-01; 16.31.
PMID: 25638274
Large-scale transcriptional response to hypoxia in Aspergillus fumigatus observed using RNAseq identifies a novel hypoxia regulated ncRNA.
Mycopathologia. 2014-12-01; 178.5-6: 331-9.
PMID: 24996522
Using aCGH to study intraspecific genetic variability in two pathogenic molds, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus flavus.
Medical mycology. 2009-01-01; 47 Suppl 1.S34-41.
PMID: 19291596

Characterization of Burkholderia Persistence Determinants and Antibiotic Resistance

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Microbiome and Host Response Signatures for Pneumonia Among Lung Transplant Recipients

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Burkholderia mallei Genome Project

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The Nasopharynx Microbiome and Pneumococcal Vaccination in Filipino and South African Infants

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Nasopharyngeal Microbiome and Respiratory Disease in African Children

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Candida Profiling and Gene Expression During Host Infection

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Burkholderia Genome Sequencing and Analysis

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Host Pathogen Interactions in Invasive Aspergillosis

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