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1983 …2020

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Research Interests

Our laboratory studies Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial agent of Legionnaires' Disease pneumonia and Pontiac Fever. Research efforts include understanding the protein secretion systems and iron acquisition pathways that contribute to the organism's ability to infect host cells and the lung. Our laboratory has also identified a new species of Legionella (L. cardiaca) that is linked to heart infection. Finally, we study Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Klebsiella pneumonia, highly antibiotic resistant bacteria that are increasingly associated with human infections.

Training Experience

1989Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Washington

… → 1986

Research interests

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Bacteriology
  • Cellular Microbiology
  • Genetics: Microbial
  • Infectious Diseases: Bacteria
  • Microbiology
  • Pneumonia
  • Prokaryotic Cells


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