Laura Hendrix, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

B.A. General Science and Psychology, Gustavus Adolphus College – 1973

Microbiology, California State University – 1976-1977

M.S Bacteriology, Washington State University – 1983

Ph.D. Microbiology, Washington State University – 1991

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The genus Bartonella comprises several emerging human pathogens affecting diverse groups of people. Carrion’s disease, caused by B. bacilliformis, is a biphasic human vascular disease which presents as a severe hemolytic anemia, and later as angiomatous lesions similar to those attributed to other Bartonella species. B. henselae, the agent of cat-scratch disease, and B. quintana, the agent of trench fever, are also recognized as agents of bacillary angiomatosis in immunocompromised patients. Bartonella species have also been found to cause endocarditis.
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Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology
8447 State Highway 47
Medical Research & Education Building, Room #3006
Bryan, TX   77807

Phone: 979-436-0365
Fax: 979-436-0360
lhendrix@medicine.tamhsc.edu