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