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Core Executive Committee, Food Research Institute
Professor Emeritus, Department of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

3552 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Drive
(608) 263-7777

  • BA 1971, Wellesley College
  • MS 1973, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MS 1977, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • PhD 1987, University of Wisconsin–Madison


Stasic AJ, Wong AC, Kaspar CW. 2012. Osmotic and Desiccation Tolerance in Escherichia coli O157:H7 Requires rpoS (σ(38)). Curr. Microbiol. 65(6):660-5
Pratt ZL, Chen B, Czuprynski CJ, Wong AC, Kaspar CW. 2012. Characterization of osmotically induced filaments of Salmonella enterica. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(18):6704-13 (PMC3426695)
Stackhouse RR, Faith NG, Kaspar CW, Czuprynski CJ, Wong AC. 2012. Survival and virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar enteritidis filaments induced by reduced water activity. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 78(7):2213-20 (PMC3302626)
Jampala SN, Sarmadi M, Somers EB, Wong AC, Denes FS. 2008. Plasma-enhanced synthesis of bactericidal quaternary ammonium thin layers on stainless steel and cellulose surfaces. Langmuir 24(16):8583-91
Hsueh YH, Somers EB, Wong AC. 2008. Characterization of the codY gene and its influence on biofilm formation in Bacillus cereus. Arch. Microbiol. 189(6):557-68
Hsueh YH, Somers EB, Lereclus D, Ghelardi E, Wong AC. 2007. Biosurfactant production and surface translocation are regulated by PlcR in Bacillus cereus ATCC 14579 under low-nutrient conditions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73(22):7225-31 (PMC2168185)
Huang TP, Wong AC. 2007. A cyclic AMP receptor protein-regulated cell-cell communication system mediates expression of a FecA homologue in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73(15):5034-40 (PMC1951048)
Dong B, Jiang H, Manolache S, Wong AC, Denes FS. 2007. Plasma-mediated grafting of poly(ethylene glycol) on polyamide and polyester surfaces and evaluation of antifouling ability of modified substrates. Langmuir 23(13):7306-13
Hsueh YH, Somers EB, Lereclus D, Wong AC. 2006. Biofilm formation by Bacillus cereus is influenced by PlcR, a pleiotropic regulator. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72(7):5089-92 (PMC1489338)
Huang TP, Somers EB, Wong AC. 2006. Differential biofilm formation and motility associated with lipopolysaccharide/exopolysaccharide-coupled biosynthetic genes in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. J. Bacteriol. 188(8):3116-20 (PMC1446987)
Schoeni JL, Wong AC. 2005. Bacillus cereus food poisoning and its toxins. J. Food Prot. 68(3):636-48
Somers EB, Wong AC. 2004. Efficacy of two cleaning and sanitizing combinations on Listeria monocytogenes biofilms formed at low temperature on a variety of materials in the presence of ready-to-eat meat residue. J. Food Prot. 67(10):2218-29
Manolache S, Somers EB, Wong AC, Shamamian V, Denes F. 2001. Dense medium plasma environments: a new approach for the disinfection of water. Environ. Sci. Technol. 35(18):3780-5
Somers EB, Johnson ME, Wong AC. 2001. Biofilm formation and contamination of cheese by nonstarter lactic acid bacteria in the dairy environment. J. Dairy Sci. 84(9):1926-36
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 2000. Cooperative, synergistic and antagonistic haemolytic interactions between haemolysin BL, phosphatidylcholine phospholipase C and sphingomyelinase from Bacillus cereus. Microbiology (Reading, Engl.) 146 P:3033-9
Beecher DJ, Olsen TW, Somers EB, Wong AC. 2000. Evidence for contribution of tripartite hemolysin BL, phosphatidylcholine-preferring phospholipase C, and collagenase to virulence of Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis. Infect. Immun. 68(9):5269-76 (PMC101788)
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 2000. Tripartite haemolysin BL: isolation and characterization of two distinct homologous sets of components from a single Bacillus cereus isolate. Microbiology (Reading, Engl.) 146 (:1371-80
Schoeni JL, Wong AC. 1999. Heterogeneity observed in the components of hemolysin BL, an enterotoxin produced by Bacillus cereus. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 53(2-3):159-67
Wong AC. 1998. Biofilms in food processing environments. J. Dairy Sci. 81(10):2765-70
Farrell BL, Ronner AB, Wong AC. 1998. Attachment of Escherichia coli O157:H7 in ground beef to meat grinders and survival after sanitation with chlorine and peroxyacetic acid. J. Food Prot. 61(7):817-22
Su YC, Wong AC. 1998. Production of staphylococcal enterotoxin H under controlled pH and aeration. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 39(1-2):87-91
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 1997. Tripartite hemolysin BL from Bacillus cereus. Hemolytic analysis of component interactions and a model for its characteristic paradoxical zone phenomenon. J. Biol. Chem. 272(1):233-9
Su YC, Wong AC. 1996. Detection of staphylococcal enterotoxin H by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. J. Food Prot. 59(3):327-30
Beecher DJ, Schoeni JL, Wong AC. 1995. Enterotoxic activity of hemolysin BL from Bacillus cereus. Infect. Immun. 63(11):4423-8 (PMC173629)
Dewanti R, Wong AC. 1995. Influence of culture conditions on biofilm formation by Escherichia coli O157:H7. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 26(2):147-64
Su YC, Wong AC. 1995. Identification and purification of a new staphylococcal enterotoxin, H. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61(4):1438-43 (PMC167401)
Beecher DJ, Pulido JS, Barney NP, Wong AC. 1995. Extracellular virulence factors in Bacillus cereus endophthalmitis: methods and implication of involvement of hemolysin BL. Infect. Immun. 63(2):632-9 (PMC173042)
Schoeni JL, Glass KA, McDermott JL, Wong AC. 1995. Growth and penetration of Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella heidelberg and Salmonella typhimurium in eggs. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 24(3):385-96
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 1994. Identification and analysis of the antigens detected by two commercial Bacillus cereus diarrheal enterotoxin immunoassay kits. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60(12):4614-6 (PMC202031)
Somers EB, Schoeni JL, Wong AC. 1994. Effect of trisodium phosphate on biofilm and planktonic cells of Campylobacter jejuni, Escherichia coli O157: H7, Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella typhimurium. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 22(4):269-76
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 1994. Identification of hemolysin BL-producing Bacillus cereus isolates by a discontinuous hemolytic pattern in blood agar. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60(5):1646-51 (PMC201531)
Behling RG, Wong AC. 1994. Competitive exclusion of Salmonella enteritidis in chicks by treatment with a single culture plus dietary lactose. Int. J. Food Microbiol. 22(1):1-9
Schoeni JL, Wong AC. 1994. Inhibition of Campylobacter jejuni colonization in chicks by defined competitive exclusion bacteria. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60(4):1191-7 (PMC201458)
Beecher DJ, Wong AC. 1994. Improved purification and characterization of hemolysin BL, a hemolytic dermonecrotic vascular permeability factor from Bacillus cereus. Infect. Immun. 62(3):980-6 (PMC186213)
Wong AC, Bergdoll MS. 1990. Effect of environmental conditions on production of toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 by Staphylococcus aureus. Infect. Immun. 58(4):1026-9 (PMC258577)