Dr. Andew Fabich

PhD in Microbiology, Professor of Biology, Logos Research Associate

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Andrew earned his B.S. in molecular genetics from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.  He has taught at Tennessee Temple University, Liberty University, and now is currently at Truett McConnell University. Andrew’s area of expertise is colonization of the mammalian intestine by E. coli.  He has published numerous articles on the topic of E. coli colonization as well as a wide array of topics dealing with creation microbiology. He currently receives funding from the Creation Research Society as part of the eKINDS initiative for the research he is conducting about how the E. coli genome adapts to the intestine over time.  Andrew is married to Angela and they have four children.



Professional Honors and Awards:

  • Creation Science Hall of Fame.  Honorable Mention. http://creationsciencehalloffame.org/inductees/honorable-mention/

  • ILLUMINATE Grant recipient from the Center for Teaching Excellence shared with 2 other faculty for the project “Unknown Microbes Unveiled”…”to help students quickly and accurately identify unknown microorganisms and bacteria with a high degree of specificity”. Spring 2014. http://www.liberty.edu/academics/cte/index.cfm?PID=29341

  • Donation given to the National Center for Science Education in my honor by former student, Wilbur (Keith) Mills, at the University of California, Berkeley. Spring 2014.

  • CGS Faculty Distinction Chair Award, Fall B 2013.

  • Corporate Activities Student Travel Grant Award, for poster titled “Streptomycin-treated cattle model for colonization by Escherichia coli O157:H7,” presented at the American Society for Microbiology meeting in Atlanta, GA, June 2005 (AJF)

  • Bachelors of Science, with honors

  • 2nd place in Undergraduate Research Colloquium of the College of Biological Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2001

  • Molecular Genetics Research Experience for Undergraduates, June-August 2001


Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the American Society of Microbiology, Sept. 2011-present.

  • Member of the Virginia Academy of Sciences, Sept. 2011-May 2016.

  • Member of the Creation Biology Society, July 2012-present.

  • Member of Microbe Forum with Answers in Genesis Ministries 2009

Christian Publications:

Secular Publications:

  • Lenz A, Tomkins J, Fabich AJ. 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of Citrobacter rodentium DBS100 (ATCC 51459), a Primary Model of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Virulence.  Genome Announcements, 3:3. p.1.

  • Fabich AJ, Leatham MP, Grissom JE, Wiley G, Lai H, Najar F, Roe BA, Cohen PS, Conway T.  2011.  Genotype and phenotypes of an intestine-adapted Escherichia coli K-12 mutant selected by animal passage for superior colonization.  Infect. Immun. 2011 Jun;79(6):2430-9.

  • Snider TA, Fabich AJ, Conway T, Clinkenbeard KD. 2009. E. coli O157:H7 catabolism of intestinal mucin-derived carbohydrates and colonization. Vet Microbiol. 2009 Apr 14;136(1-2):150-4. Epub 2008 Nov 13.

  • Fabich AJ, Jones SA, Chowdhury FZ, Cernosek A, Anderson A, Smalley D, McHargue JW, Hightower GA, Smith JT, Autieri SM, Leatham MP, Lins JJ, Allen RL, Laux DC, Cohen PS, Conway T. 2008.  Comparison of carbon nutrition for pathogenic and commensal Escherichia coli strains in the mouse intestine.  Infect. Immun. 76(3):1143-52.

  • Jones SA, Chowdhury FZ, Fabich AJ, Anderson A, Schreiner DM, House AL, Autieri SM, Leatham MP, Lins JJ, Jorgensen M, Cohen PS, Conway T. 2007. Respiration of Escherichia coli in the mouse intestine.  Infect. Immun. 75(10):4891-9.

  • Snider TA, Fabich AJ, Washburn KD, Sims WP, Blair J, Cohen PS, Conway T, Clinkenbeard KD.  2006.  Evaluation of a model for Escherichia coli O157:H7 colonization in streptomycin-treated adult cattle.  Am. J. Vet. Res. 67(11):1914-20.

Laboratory Manuals:

  • Fabich AJ.  2016.  Molecular Techniques: Laboratory Manual, 4th ed.  Academx Publishing Services, Inc.  Sagamore Beach, MA.

  • Fabich AJ.  2015.  Molecular Techniques: Laboratory Manual, 3rd ed.  Academx Publishing Services, Inc.  Sagamore Beach, MA.

  • Fabich AJ.  2014.  Molecular Techniques: Laboratory Manual, 2nd ed.  Academx Publishing Services, Inc.  Sagamore Beach, MA.

  • Hubbard R and Fabich AJ.  2013.  Microbiology Lab Manual.

  • Fabich AJ.  2013.  Molecular Techniques: Laboratory Manual.  Academx Publishing Services, Inc.  Sagamore Beach, MA


Book Chapters:

  • Fabich AJ. (2016). Your Parents’ Faith Isn’t Good Enough: Think for God’s Sake. In C. Kerby and J. Valdez (Ed.), to be determined book title.  Submitted February 29, 2016.

  • Fabich AJ. (2013). Are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Wrong? In K. Ham (Ed.), The New Answers Book Volume 4 (p.?).  Green Forest, AR: Master Books.