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 Expert  711500

Expert in Mucosal and Systemic Immunity to Bacterial and Fungal Pathogens

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South Carolina (SC)
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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.


animal model


germfree animal




systemic immunity








microbial ecology



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

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

2001 to


Expert's University


Microbiology and Immunology




1976 to 2000


University of Wisconsin Medical School


Surgery and Medical Microbiology/Immunology




1991 to 2000


University of Wisconsin - College of Agricultural and Life Sciences


Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences


Affiliate Member


1988 to 1990


University of Wisconsin Medical School


Medical Microbiology/Immunology


Acting Chairman


1980 to 1996


University of Wisconsin Medical School


Gnotobiotic Research Laboratory




1969 to 1976


University of Wisconsin Medical School


Surgery and Medical Microbiology


Associate Professor


Career Accomplishments:

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.


In 1974, he was certified as a specialist in public health and medical laboratory microbiology by the American Board of Microbiology.

Professional Appointments

From 1959-61, he was a U.S. Public Health Serv. Predoctoral Fellow (NIH). From 1963-66, 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. In 1975, he was a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. In 1987, 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 (1981); Board of Directors (1973-75, 1981-85, and 1992-95); Vice President (1974-75 and 1992-93); and President (1975-76 and 1993-94). From 1987-93, he was on the Board of Directors for the International Association for Gnotobiology and is the Councilor for 1999-2002. From 1991-93, he was Councillor for SOMED. He has been on the Advisory Panels for the XII (1994-96, Honolulu) and XIII (1996-99, Stockholm) Symposiums on Gnotobiology.


He has had extensive speaking engagements and has published over 100 technical papers.

Medical/Professional Internships

'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.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Revista Iberoamericana de Micologia  
 - International Assoc for Food Protection/Journal of Food Protection  
 - Amer Soc for Microbiology/Infection and Immunity  
 - European Journal of Immunology  
 - The Infectious Dis Soc of Amer/Journal of Leukocyte Biology  

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

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  


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