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We study the molecular pathogenesis of Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial agent of Legionnaires' disease; molecular and cellular bases of intracellular infection of human macrophages by bacterial pathogens; identification and characterization of bacterial genes and gene products that promote virulence; analysis of bacterial iron acquisition, adherence to host cells, secretion of toxins and other virulence factors, and antibiotic resistance. Alongside studying Legionella pneumophile, we also study Stenotrophomonas maltophilia an emerging agent of human infection.
Legionella in the News
Dr. Cianciotto named Director of DGP
Dr. Nicholas Cianciotto has been named the director of the Driskill Graduate Program
Lab attends MMPC and MI Retreat
The lab attends the 19th annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI as well as the annual Microbiology-Immunology Retreat at Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
Harry, Jessica, and Denise awarded positions on NIH training grants
Harry Christman, and Jessica Schmitt have been appointed to the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis and Denise Burnside to the Cellular and Molecular Basis of Disease Training Grants.
New 1st year graduate student
Richard White, a MPH/PhD graduate student joins the lab.
Congratulations to Celeste completing her qualification exam
Celeste Mallama completes her second year graduate student qualification exam
Pearce et al reports discovery of new Legionella species
Congratulations to Doctors McCoy-Simandle, Pearce and Stewart
All three have received their PhD's, and Meghan Pearce also received her MPH. All 3 have received Postdoctoral positions