Contact Information
Broderick Eribo, PhD
Associate Professor - Department of Biology
Office Location: EE Just Hall Room 208
Office Telephone: 202-806-6937
Laboratory Location: EE Just Hall Room 218
Laboratory Telephone: 202-806-4166

B.S., Microbiology, Southern University, Baton Rouge (1979)
M.S., Microbiology, Southern University, Baton Rouge (1981)
Ph.D., Bacteriology, Wayne State University (1987)

General Microbiology (BIOL220)
Food Microbiology (BIOL426)
Pathogenic Bacteriology (BIOL425)
Environmental Microbiology (BIOL424)

Research Area

Dr. Eribo is a Microbiologist with research interest in the area of applied and environmental microbiology. His current research focuses on the molecular characterization of foodborne and environmental bacteria, and microbial biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoates from various substrates.

Selected Publications

  Allen AD, Daley P, Ayorinde FO, Gugssa A, Anderson WA, Eribo BE. Characterization of medium chain length (R)-3-hydroxycarboxylic acids produced by Streptomyces sp. JM3 and the evaluation of their antimicrobial properties. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2012 Sep;28(9):2791-800. doi: 10.1007/s11274-012-1089-z. Epub 2012 Jun 19
  Eribo B, Mingmongkolchai S, Yan T, Dubbs P, Nelson KE. Leptospire genomic diversity revealed by microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 May;78(9):3045-50. doi: 10.1128/AEM.07465-11. Epub 2012 Feb 17.
  Diagne F, Malaisamy R, Boddie V, Holbrook RD, Eribo B, Jones KL. Polyelectrolyte and silver nanoparticle modification of microfiltration membranes to mitigate organic and bacterial fouling. Polyelectrolyte and silver nanoparticle modification of microfiltration membranes to mitigate organic and bacterial fouling.
  Allen, A. D.,W. A. Anderson, F. Ayorinde, B. Eribo. 2011. Isolation and characterization of an extracellular thermoalkalinophllic P(3HBco-3HV) depolymerase from Streptomyces sp. INI. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 65:777-785.
  Beaubrun Jean-Gilles J., G. Gopinath, M. H. Kothary, A. Franco. S. Curtis, B. E. Eribo,
and B. Tall. 2011. Influence of  iron-chelated growth conditions on outer membrane protein production and virulence of Vibrio tubiashii. 2011. Food Microbiol. 28: 1409-1413.
  Mlalazi, M., A. R. Winslow, Jean-Gilles J Beaubrun and B. .E. Eribo. 2011. Occurrence of Pediocin PA-1/Ach–like bacteriocin in native non-starter Lactobaillus casei, Lactobaillus parasei and Lactobaillus rhamnosus from retail chedder cheese. Internet J. of Food Safety.
13: 325-333
  Oyugi, D. A., F. O. Ayorinde, A. Gugssa, A. Allen, E. B. Izevbigie, B. Eribo and W. A. Anderson. 2011. Biological activity and mass spectrometric analysis of Vernonia amygdalina Fractions. J. Biosci Tech. 2:287-304.
  Allen, A. D, W. A. Anderson, F. O. Ayorinde, B. E. Eribo. 2010. Biosynthesis and characterization of copolymer Poly(3HB-co-3HV from saponified Jatropha curcas oil by Pseudomonas oleovorans. J. Ind. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2010. 37:849-856.
  Beauburn Jean-Giles,  M.H. Kothary, S.K. Curtis, N.C. Flores, B.E. Eribo and B.D. Tall. 2008. Isolation and characterization of Vibrio tubiasii outer membrane proteins and determination of toxR homolog.  Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:907-911.
  Saeed, K.A., B.E.Eribo, F.O. Ayorinde and L. Collier. 2002. Characterization of copolymer hydroxybutyrate/hydroxyvalerate (HBC/HV) from saponified Vernoninia, Soybean and "spent" frying oils.  J. AOAC International.  85: 917-924
  Eribo, B.E. and M. Ashenafi. 2004.  Behavior of Escherichia coli 0157:h7 in tomato and processed tomato products.  Food Research International. 36: 823-830.
  Ayorinde, F. O., A. Saeed, E.Price, A. Morrow, W. E. Collins, F. Mclnnis,
S. K. Pollack and B. E. Eribo. 1998. Production of Poly-(b-hydroxybutyrate
from saponified  Vernonia galamensis seed oil by Alcaligenes eutrophus.
 J. Indust. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 21: 46-50.

Book Chapter


Clerge, G., B. Eribo and B. Tall. 2003. Chapter 16. Vibrio vulnificus, p.253-294. In  M.D. and J. W. Bier Miliotis, (ed.), International handbook of foodborne pathogens, 1st.ed. Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, NY.


  Mlalazi, M., A. R.Winslow J. Jean-Gilles and B. E. Eribo. 2011. Diversity of chromosomally encoded Pediocin PA-1 in lactic acid bacteria from retail Cheddar cheese. ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.

Boddie , II, V. L., and B. E. Eribo. 2011. Occurrence of multiresistant pseudomonas spp. in ready-to-eat salads. ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.


Allen, A. D., P. Daley, A. Gugssa, W. Anderson, B. Eribo, F. Ayorinde. 2011. Medium-chain-length 2-hydroxycarboxylic acids from Streptomyces sp. ACT0096 influnce the survival of Salmonella typhimurium infected synovial fibroblasts. ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.


Allen, A. D., W. A. Anderson, F. Ayorinde, B. Eribo. 2010. Isolation and  Characterization of Extracellular P(3HBco-3HV) Depolymerase from Streptomyces sp.  ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.


Mlalazi, M., A. Winslow, B. E. Eribo. 2010. Isolation and Characterization of  Bacteriocins from Nonstarter Lactic Acid Bacteria Exhibiting High Thermostability and Broad Spectrum Activity. ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.


Allen, A. D., F. Ayorinde, B. Eribo. 2009, Biosynthesis and Characterization of Copolymer poly-(3HB-co-HV) from Saponified  Jatropha curcas Oil by Pseudomonas oleovorans. ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.


Jean-Gilles, J., M.Kothary, S. K.Curtis, B. D.Tall and B. Eribo. 2005.  Influence of iron-limited culture conditions on outer membrane protein expression and virulence of Vibrio tubiashii ASM Abstr. Gen Meet.



Sharon Parker (MS, 1990), Karen Hicks (MS, 1991), Eva Sarba-Yalley (MS, 1992), Mohamood Abdiaziz (MS, 1992), Jennifer Potinger (MS, 1992), Paul Gyles (MS, 1992), Linda Hollis (MS, 1994), Gaskov Clerge (MS, 1995), Derrick Southernland (MS, 1997), Choice Eregie (MS, 1998), Leroy Kornegay (Ph.D., 2000), Carmen Goudeau (MS, 2001), Junia Jean-Gilles (MS, 2001), Morris Blaylock (Ph.D., 2002), Choice A. Nwachuku (Ph.D. 2003), Angella Winslow (MS, 2006), Kassim George (MS, 2006), Adrian Douglas (MS, 2006), Junia Jean-Gilles