Hi, I’m Kyle Gabriel. I’m a microbiologist and hobbyist engineer who enjoys building useful and interesting things. Many of my projects are open source so you can use and learn from my designs. Please consider sponsoring my work.

I’m also a research scientist at Kennesaw State University, where I work developing novel methods and products for microbial control, brewing science, chemistry analytics, mushroom cultivation, remote sensing, robotics, and other areas. I am passionate about topics that range from biodiversity and health, to informatics and robotics. I believe technological advancement should play a vital role in improving quality of life, by promoting health in both society and the environment.

Experience

OWNER/PRESIDENT, SCIENTIFIC SOLUTIONS, LLC
Kennesaw, Georgia, 2019 – Present

Specializes in scientific consultation and engineering services.
Engineered and manufactured the Automated Particle Counter, a large particle flow cytometer for automated counting and dispensing of living organisms in a liquid solution, and the Automated Flying Insect Aspirator, an aspirator for automated counting and dispensing of living flying insects into collection vessels.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST
BioInnovation Laboratory
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Georgia, 2017 – Present

My work primarily involves the development of novel microbial control methods, beer and fermentation analytics, and mushroom cultivation, among other interests. The BioInnovation laboratory at Kennesaw State University was started in 2017 to develop new intellectual property that draws from a wide range of fields, including engineering, software development, biology, chemistry, and more.

RADIATION SAFETY SPECIALIST
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013 – 2014
Managed a campus-wide radiation safety program, facilitating radioactive materials research and protecting people and the environment from adverse effects of radiation. Conducted radioactive contamination surveys and dose monitoring. Educated faculty, staff, and students of radiation hazards, compliance, and safety protocols. Developed safety protocols and training exercises for handling radioactive material. Implemented and managed a radionuclide inventory and tracking system.
Emergency and hazardous material incident-responder for GSU and the Atlanta area. Trained in handling biological, chemical, radiological, and other hazardous materials in Level A hazmat personal protective equipment (PPE). Regularly participated in training exercises. Used first responder equipment to detect and analyze known and unknown materials (such as the MiniRAE VOC monitor, Impact 4 gas monitor, combustible gas detector, Geiger counters, Jerome mercury vapor analyzer, pH analyzers, and the FirstDefender AhuraFD).

WEB DEVELOPER
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013 – 2014
Managed a multisite WordPress environment where navigation and content was the primary emphasis, for the university’s research and environmental health and safety websites. Produced audio/video lecture series from raw recordings. Created graphics and manipulated photographs. Developed dynamic PDF documents, including laboratory door sign generators, radiation contamination surveys, responsive laboratory inspection checklists, and training request and completion forms, among others.

Education

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2017

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) BIOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY
Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, 2013

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.S.) BIOLOGY
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 2010

MARINER TRAINING
Chapman School of Seamanship, Stuart, Florida, 2004

Publications

Lutsch, Kelly E., Ashley G. McDonald, Kyle T. Gabriel, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2021. Roadway-associated culverts may serve as a transmission corridor for Pseudogymnoascus destructans and white-nose syndrome in the coastal plains and coastal region of Georgia, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

Parker, Ryan A., Kyle T. Gabriel, Kayla Graham, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2019. Validation of methylene blue viability staining with the emerging pathogen Candida auris. Journal of Microbiological Methods. doi 10.1016/j.mimet.2019.105829

Gabriel, Kyle T., John J. Neville, George E. Pierce, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2019. Lipolytic Activity and the Utilization of Fatty Acids Associated with Bat Sebum by Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Mycopathologia. doi 10.1007/s11046-019-00381-4

Gabriel, Kyle T., Leila Kartforosh, Sidney A. Crow Jr., Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. Antimicrobial Activity of Essential Oils Against the Fungal Pathogens Ascosphaera apis and Pseudogymnoascus destructans. Mycopathologia. doi 10.1007/s11046-018-0298-x

Gabriel, Kyle T., Joseph D Sexton, Christopher T. Cornelison. 2018. Biomimicry of volatile-based microbial control for managing emerging fungal pathogens. Journal of Applied Microbiology 124:1024–1031. doi 10.1111/jam.13667

Cornelison, Christopher T., Blake Cherney, Kyle T. Gabriel, Courtney K. Barlament, and Sidney A. Crow Jr. 2016. Contact-Independent Antagonism of Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, the Causative Agent of Snake Fungal Disease by Rhodococcus rhodochrous DAP 96253 and Select Volatile Organic Compounds. Journal of Veterinary Science & Technology 7. doi 10.4172/2157-7579.1000397

Cornelison, Christopher T., Kevin M. Keel, Kyle T. Gabriel, Courtney K. Barlament, Trudy A. Tucker, Georgie E. Pierce, and Sidney A. Crow Jr. 2014. A preliminary report on the contact-independent antagonism of Pseudogymnoascus destructans by Rhodococcus rhodochrous strain DAP96253. BMC Microbiology. 14:246. doi 10.1186/s12866-014-0246-y

Cornelison, Christopher T., Kyle T. Gabriel, Courtney K. Barlament, and Sidney A. Crow Jr. 2013. Inhibition of Pseudogymnoascus destructans growth from conidia and mycelial extension by bacterially produced volatile organic compounds. Mycopathologia. 177(1-2):1-10. doi 10.1007/s11046-013-9716-2