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Expert in Mucosal and Systemic Immunity to Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens

Expert ID: 711500 South Carolina, USA

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Expert performs research in the area of infectious diseases (bacterial and mycotic) in germfree and conventional animal models. He is the acting director of the Germfree Research Laboratory at an American university, and has over 20 years experience performing research and teaching in this area.

Expert's work in this area (bacteriology) centers around the research and study of infectious agents (bacteria and fungi) in animal models.

Expert's research over the past 20 years has dealt with studies on the pathogenesis of Candida albicans (the causative agent of candidiasis) and host innate and required immunity to the different forms of candidiasis.

Expert performs research and teaches in the area of mycotic infections. This has included research with several fungal diseases, such as cryptococcosis and candidiasis.

Expert has performed research and taught in the area of the microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract for over 20 years.

Expert's entire graduate education and teaching career have been in the field of microbiology with emphasis on infectious bacteria and fungi.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Savannah, Georgia - Columbia, South Carolina - Charleston, South Carolina - North Charleston, South Carolina

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1963 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Microbiology Institution: University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Year: 1959 Degree: M.S. Subject: Microbiology Institution: University of Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
Year: 1957 Degree: B.S. Subject: Biology Institution: University of Scranton, Scranton, PA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Microbiology and Immunology Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 2000 Employer: An American University Title: Undisclosed Department: Surgery and Medical Microbiology/Immunology Responsibilities:
Years: 1991 to 2000 Employer: An American University Title: Undisclosed Department: Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1996 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Gnotobiotic Research Laboratory Responsibilities:
Years: 1969 to 1976 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Surgery and Medical Microbiology Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1975 to 1976 Country / Region: Soviet Union Summary: Expert participated in an experiment selected and carried out on the first joint Soviet-American Space Biology Research Program.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of numerous organizations and societies, including FASEB, AAAS, the Society for Mucosal Immunology, the American Association of Microbiology, the Reticuloendothelial Society, the American Board of Medical Microbiology, the International Society of Mycology, and the Association for Gnotobiotics - Research and Technology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
Licenses / Certifications
In 1974, he was certified as a specialist in public health and medical laboratory microbiology by the American Board of Microbiology.
Professional Appointments
He was a U.S. Public Health Serv. Predoctoral Fellow (NIH). He had an Atomic Energy Commission Postdoctoral Fellowship at Argonne National Lab. He was selected as a lecturer in Radiation Biology for the National Lecture Program. He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. He was on the International Committee to select the winner of the Kuwait Prize for Basic Microbiology. He was a Watkins Visiting Professor at Wichita State University in 1988. He has held various positions within the Association for Gnotobiotics - Res. & Tech, they include Reg. Agent; Board of Director; Vice President; and President . He was on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Gnotobiology and is the Councilor. He was Councillor for SOMED. He has been on the Advisory Panels for the XII and XIII Symposiums on Gnotobiology.
Awards / Recognition
He has had extensive speaking engagements and has published over 100 technical papers.

Medical / Professional
'60-ASM,'63-Assoc for Gnotobiotics-Res & Tech, '63-Sigma Xi, 1963-Pi Sigma, '66-Can Soc for Microbiol, '67-Amer Assoc for Advancement of Sci, '67-Radiation Res Soc, '68-Intl Soc Human & Animal Mycol Res, '72-NY Acad of Sci, '74-Amer Board of Med Microbiol, '75-Amer Acad of Microbiol., '75- Reticuloendothel Soc (RES), '75-Intl Assoc for Gnotobiology, 1983-Amer Assoc of Pathologists (Fed Amer Soc Exptl Biol), '88-Soc for Mucosal Immunology, '91-Soc for Microbial Ecol & Dis (SOMED)
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 185 publications, 27 published symposia, three book chapters, and 172 abstracts.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German

Fields of Expertise

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