Module coordinator of MICR713 (Molecular Genetics) and MICR305 (Introduction to viruses).

Application of Biotechnology in Environmental and Medical Microbiology.
Microbial Influenced Metal Corrosion
Microbial Drug Resistance

Associate Professor
Head of Department (Microbiology)
Editor, the African Journal of Biochemistry Research (AJBR) (from 2007)
1st Dan Karate Black Belt, Shotokan Karate International Federation (2006)

PUBLICATIONS (2000-2009)
A.O. Shittu, U. NĂ¼bel, E. Udo, J. Lin and S.G. Steven, Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province, Republic of South Africa, J. of Medical Microbiology, Accepted

A.O. Shittu, E.E Udo and J. Lin, Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates expressing low- and high-level mupirocin resistance in Nigeria and South Africa, BMC Infectious Diseases, 2009, Accepted

C. Singh and J. Lin, Evaluation of Nutrient Addition to Stimulate Biodegradation of Diesel Contaminated Soils, African Journal of Biotechnology, Accepted

A.O. Shittu, E. E. Udo and J. Lin, Phenotypic and molecular characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates expressing low- and high-level mupirocin resistance in Nigeria and South Africa.  BMC Infectious Diseases, 9:10 doi:10.1186/1471-2334-9-10,  2009.

SB Jonnalagadda, F. Zuma and J. Lin, Ozone initiated disinfection kinetics of Escherichia coli in water. J. Environ. Sci. Health A Tox. Hazard Subst. Environ. Eng., A44 (1), 48-56, 2009

J. Lin, M. Reddy, V. Moorthi and B.E. Qoma, Bacterial Removal of Toxic Phenols from an Industrial Effluent, African Journal of Biotechnology, 7(13): 2232-2238, 2008.

C. Singh and J. Lin, Isolation and characterization of diesel oil-degrading indigenous microorganisms in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, African Journal of Biotechnology, 7(12): 1927-1932, 2008.

Shittu, A.O., E.E. Udo and J. Lin Insights on virulence and antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus: a review of the accessory genome in the complete sequencing of the pathogen, Wound, 19(9): 237-244, 2007.

Mandri T and J. Lin, Isolation and Characterization of Engine Oil Degrading Indigenous Microorganisms in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, African Journal of Biotechnology.  6(1): 23-27, 2007

Shittu, A.O,  J. Lin and Donald Morrison  Molecular identification and characterization of mannitol-negative methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 57(1): 93-95, 2007

Shittu, A.O. and J. Lin,  Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and characterization of clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa, BMC Infectious Diseases, 6: 125, 2006

Adebayo Shittu, J. Lin, Newer antistaphylococcal agents: in-vitro studies and emerging trends in Staphylococcus aureus resistance, Wounds- A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, 18(5): 129-146, 2006.

Adebayo Shittu, J. Lin, and D. Kolawole, Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Staphylococcus aureus and characterization of MRSA in Southwestern Nigeria, Wounds- A Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice, 18(4): 77-84, 2006.

Adebayo Shittu, J. Lin, D. Morrison and D. Kolawole, Identification and molecular characterization of mannitol salt positive, coagulase negative staphylococci from nasal samples of medical personnel and students, J. of Medical Microbiology, 55: 317-324, 2006

Lin J and PT Biyela, Convergent acquisition of antibiotic resistance determinants amongst the Enterobacteriaceae isolates of the Mhlathuze River, KwaZulu-Natal (RSA) , Waters SA, 31 (2):257-260,2005.

Shittu AO, Lin J, Morrison D and Kolawole DO,  The Discovery of a Multi-resistant Staphylococcus haemolyticus Clone in the Hospital and Community Environment in South Western Nigeria, Ostomy/Wound Management, 51(1): 67-70, 2005

Biyela, PT, Lin J and Bezuidenhout CC, The role of aquatic eco-system as reservoirs of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes, Water Science & Technology, 50 (1), 45-50,  2004.

Lin J, Microbial Communities and Water Quality in the Mhlathuze River, WRC Report No. 1282/1/04, ISBN: 1-7700-032-9, Water Research Commission, South Africa, 2004.

Lin, J,  Sattar AN and Puckree T, An alarming rate of drug-resistant tuberculosis at Ngwelezane Hospital in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, vol. 8, iss. 5, pp. 568-573(6) 2004

Shittu A O, Lin J, Morrison D and Kolawole D,  Isolation and molecular characterization of multi-resistant Staphylococcus sciuri and Staphylococcus haemolyticus associated with skin and soft-tissue infections, J. of  Medical Microbiology, 53, 51-55, 2004.

Lin J, Biyela PT and Puckree T, Antibiotic Resistance Profiles of Environmental Isolates from Mhlathuze River, KwaZulu Natal (RSA), Water SA, 30, 23-28, 2004.

Puckree T, Chetty BJ, Govender V, Ramparsad S, Lin J. Are physiotherapy graduates adequately prepared to manage HIV/AIDS patients? South African Journal of Physiotherapy, 60(2): 7-10, 2004.

PuckreeT, Silal and Lin J. Schoolbag carriage and pain in school children. Disability and Rehabilitation 26(1):54-59, 2004

Lin J, Biyela PT, Puckree T and Bezuidenhout CC, A Study of the Water Quality of the Mhlathuze River, KwaZulu Natal (RSA): Microbial and Physico-chemical factors, Water SA 30, 17-22, 2004.

Shittu AO, Lin J, Morrison D and Kolawole DO, Isolation and molecular confirmation of a multiresistant catalase-negative Staphylococcus aureus in Nigeria, J. of Infection, 46(3): 203/4, 2003.

Puckree T, Nathalal Y and Lin J.  Volleyball injuries in Kwa-Zulu Natal- epidemiology. South African Journal of Sports Medicine.15(3): 26-28, 2003 

Puckree T, Augustine E, Ramdani A . Padayachee K and Lin J, Effects of Strapping the tendo Achilles, SA Journal of Sport Medicine, 15(2):9-13,  2003.

Puckree T, Mkhize M, Mgobhozi T, Lin J. African Traditional healers - What Health Professional need to know. Int J Rehabil Res. Dec;25(4):247-251, 2002.

Puckree T., Kasiram R, Moodley M, and Lin J. Physiotherapists and HIV/AIDS - Knowledge ,and Prevention, a Study in Durban, South Africa. Int. J Rehabil. Res. 25(3): 231-4, 2002.

Bezuidenhout C, N. Mthembu, T. Puckree and Lin J. Microbiological evaluation of the Mhlathuze River KwaZulu Natal (RSA), Waters SA, 28(3): 281-286, 2002.

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