University of Miami >> Miller School of Medicine >> Office of Graduate Studies >> Microbiology and Immunology >> Bacterial Pathogenesis, Genetics and Parasitology
Malaria is caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum; while Yersinia pestis, the bacterium behind the Black Death in the Middle Ages, is still responsible for outbreaks of disease thorughout the world. To battle these and other potentially life-threatening microorganisms, research efforts have focused on detecting infection, developing combative drugs, and achieving an understanding of drug resistance and the pathogenesis of microbial disease.

Arba Ager -Beta-testing diagnostic kits, malaria chemotherapy, identification of drug resistance and control in the field

Ken Fields - Pathogenesis and cell biology of Chlamydia trachomatis

George Munson - Virulence factors of enterotoxigenic E. coli

Gregory Plano - Molecular pathogenesis of Yersinia pestis

Kurt Schesser - Host-bacterial interactions and cellular activities of bacterial virulence factors

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