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jeff-cirillo[1]Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., Regents Professor
Director of Center for Airborne Pathogen Research and Tuberculosis Imaging (CAPRI)
Education and Training
B.A. Pitzer College -1986
M.S. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – 1989
Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – 1992
Postdoc Stanford University School of Medicine – 1992-95
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rainbow copyOur laboratory is interested in the pathogenesis of bacterial lung infections¬†particularly tuberculosis and Legionnaires’ disease. We are examining the virulence mechanisms of bacteria using cellular, molecular and genetic techniques. Our primary research goal is to obtain a better understanding of the roles of the pathogen and host in disease. These studies should contribute to our understanding of host-pathogen interactions at the molecular and cellular level that can be used for prevention, treatment and diagnosis. We hope that through a better understanding of the mechanisms by which these organisms cause disease we can prevent some, if not all, of these infections in the future.
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Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
Medical Research & Education Building, Room #3012
8447 State Hwy 47
Bryan, TX 77807

Phone: 979-436-0343
Fax: 979-436-0360
jdcirillo@medicine.tamhsc.edu