James Samuel, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Chair
Wofford Cain Chair in Infectious Disease
B.A. Miami University (Ohio) – 1976
M.S. Washington State University – 1983
Ph.D. Washington State University – 1986
Our laboratory works with the obligate intracellular bacterial pathogen, Coxiella burnetii, the etiologic agent of Q fever and a category B biothreat agent. The long-term goal of this research is to understand the molecular pathogenic mechanisms involved in the host-pathogen interaction. To accomplish this broad goal, projects in the lab are designed to test the molecular mechanisms employed by both the host and pathogen.