Bacterial Pathogens


Our faculty study a wide variety of gram-positive and gram-negative pathogens including mucosal pathogens (Campylobacter jejuniE. coliHelicobacter pyloriProteus mirabilisVibrio cholerae) and intracellular pathogens, (Legionella pneumophilaListeria monocytogenes). Select agents are also under investigation including (Bacillus anthracisBrucella spp., and Yersiniapestis), Mycobacteria tuberculosis). Toxin secretion (cholera toxin) and antimicrobial and therapeutic agent discovery (Actinomycetes, Cyanobacteria, and Myxobacteria spp.) are also under study. Other aspects of study include vaccine development and mathematical modeling of infection.

Faculty researching Bacterial Pathogens


Michael Bachman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Professor, Pathology
Medical Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory

Suzanne Dawid, M.D., Ph.D.

Andrew B Briskin Research Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
David Sherman

David H. Sherman, Ph.D.

Hans W Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Professor of Chemistry
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute

Evan Snitkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine - Division of Infectious Diseases
Vincent Young

Vincent B. Young, M.D., Ph.D.

William Henry Fitzbutler Collegiate Professor, Internal Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases
Professor, Microbiology & Immunology