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Details of Professor Rachel Todd Noble   


Gender female
Job title Professor of Marine Science
Department Institute of Marine Sciences
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC-CH IMS)
3431 Arendell St. Morehead City NC
3431 Arendell Street
Morehead City
Regions Sea of Azov
Tel +1 (252)7266841x150
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Website http://www.noble.web.unc.edu
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Degree Ph. D.
Job type Teaching/Education , Research , Data Management , Decision Making & Policy , Technical Advice & Consulting
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Pollution
Research Activities recreational and shellfish harvesting water quality, marine microbial ecology, viral and bacterial dynamics in relation to phytoplankton dynamics in coastal and estuarine systems, beach water quality, rapid detection of pathogens for beach water quality management, human pathogen detection for protection of beach bather public health, bacteriological methods for measuring beach water quality
Research Region Atlantic Coastal Regions, Pacific Coastal Regions, Newport River Estuary, Neuse
Skills/Expertise Molecular diagnostics, including QPCR, design of QPCR assays for marine and ambient water applications, microbial ecology techniques including epifluorescence microscopy, culture-based techniques, DNA and RNA manipulation, sample processing and ultraconcentration.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Professor Rachel NOBLE)

Colford, J. M., Schiff, K., Griffith, J. F., Yau, V., Arnold, B. F., Wright, C., Gruber, J., Wade, T., Burns, S., Hayes, S., McGee, C., Gold, M., Noble, R. T., and S. B. Weisberg. 2012. Using rapid indicators for Enterococcus to assess the risk of illness after exposure to urban runoff contaminated marine water. Water Research. 1-11.
Shanks, O. C., Sivaganesan, M., Peed, L., Kelty, C. A., Blackwood, A. D., Greene, M. R., Noble, R. T., Bushon, R.N., Stelzer, E.A., Kinzelman, J., Anan?eva, T., Sinigalliano, C., Wanless, D., Griffith, J. G., Cao, Y., Weisberg, S. W., Harwood, V. J., Staley, C., Oshima, K. H., Varma, M., and R. A. Haugland. 2012. Interlaboratory comparison of real-time PCR protocols for quantification of general fecal indicator bacteria. Environ. Science & Technology. 46:945-953.
Cao, Y., Sivaganesan, M., Kinzelman, J., Blackwood, A. D., Noble, R. T., Haugland, R. A., Griffith, J. F., and S. B Weisberg. 2012. Effect of platform, reference material, and quantification model on enumeration of Enterococcus by quantitative PCR method. Water Research. Water Research 47:233-241.
Danovaro, R.,Corinaldesi, C., Dell?Anno, A., Fuhrman, J. A., Middelburg, J. J., Noble, R.T., and C. Suttle. Marine viruses and climate change.2010. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. Article first published online: 4 JAN 2011. 2011:1-42.
Noble, R. T., and J. A. Fuhrman. 2001. Enteroviruses detected in the coastal waters of Santa Monica Bay, California: In press. Hydrobiologia.
Jiang, S. J., and R. T. Noble. 2001. Human adenoviruses and coliphages in urban runoff-impacted waters of Southern California. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.67:179-184.
Noble, R.T., Leecaster M. K., McGee, C., Ritter, K., Vainik, P., Walker, K., and S. B. Weisberg 2001. Comparison of methods for measuring bacterial indicators of beach water quality. In press. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Noble, R.T., Dorsey, J., Leecaster, M., Reid, D., Schiff, K., Weisberg, S. W. 2000. A regional survey of the microbiological water quality along Southern California Bight Shoreline. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 64: 435-447
Converse, R. R., Griffith, J. F. and R. T. Noble. 2009. Rapid QPCR-Based Assays for Fecal Bacteroides and Enterococcus Speciation as Tools for Assessing Fecal Contamination in Recreational Waters. Journal of Water Research. 43(19):4828-37.
Gonzalez, R. A., Conn, K. E., Crosswell, J. and R. T. Noble. 2012. Application of empirical predictive modeling using conventional and alternative fecal indicator bacteria in eastern North Carolina waters. Water Research. 46 (18): 5871?5882
Stumpf, C. H., M. F. Piehler, S. Thompson, and R. T. Noble. 2010. Loading of fecal indicator bacteria in tidal creek headwaters: hydrographic, meteorological, and terrestrial runoff relationships. Journal of Water Research. 44(16):4704-15. Epub 2010 Jul 13.
Parker, J. P., D. A. McIntyre, and R. T. Noble. 2010. Characterizing fecal contamination in stormwater runoff in coastal North Carolina, USA. Water Research. 44 (14): 4186-4194
Noble, R. T., and J. A. Fuhrman. 2000. Rapid virus production and removal as measured with fluorescently labeled viruses as tracers. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.66 (9) 3790-3797.
Noble, R. T., Middelboe, M., and J. A. Fuhrman. 1999. The effects of viral enrichment on the mortality and growth of heterotrophic bacterioplankton. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 18 (2): 1-13.
Gronewold, A. D., Myers, L., Swall, J. L., and R. T. Noble. 2010. Addressing Uncertainty in Fecal Indicator Bacteria Inactivation Rates. Water Research. 45(2), 652?664.
Noble, R. T., and J. A. Fuhrman. 1998. Use of SYBR Green I for rapid epifluorescence counts of marine viruses and bacteria. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.14 (2): 113-118.
Heaney, C. D., Sams, E., Dufour, A., Brenner, K., Haugland, R., Wymer, L., Wing,S., Marshall, S., Serre, M., Seed, R., Beach, M., Love, D., Noble, R.T., and T.J. Wade. 2012. Fecal indicators in sand, sand contact, and risk of enteric illness among beach-goers. Epidemiology. 23 (1) 95-106.
Ryu, H. Henson, , M., Elk, M. Toledo-Hernandez, C. Griffith, J. Blackwood, D., Noble, R., Gourmelon, M., Glassmeyer, S., and J. Santo Domingo. 2013. Development of quantitative PCR assays targeting 16S rRNA gene of Enterococcus spp. and their application to the identification of Enterococcus species in environmental samples. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 79(1):196-204.
Jacquet, S., Takeshi, M., Noble, R. T., Peduzzi, P., and Wilhelm, S. W. 2010. Viruses in aquatic ecosystems: important advancements of the last 20 years and prospects for the future in the field of microbial oceanography and limnology. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology. 1 (1):71-101.
Noble, R.T., and J.A. Fuhrman. 1999. Breakdown and microbial uptake of marine viruses. Aquatic Microbial Ecology.20 (1): 1-11.

Created: 2001-08-07 Last Updated: 2014-06-03 by Rachel NOBLE