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

Vincent Young

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

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