vern-new[1]Vernon Tesh, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M Health Science Center

Professor, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology College of Medicine



B.A., Biology, 1976. University of Virginia at Charlottesville
Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, 1988.  Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Post-doctoral Fellow, 1988-1992. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

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My laboratory studies the pathogenesis of diseases caused by Shiga toxins, a family of genetically and functionally related protein toxins expressed by the enteric pathogens Shigella dysenteriae type 1 and select serotypes ofEscherichia coli. Shiga toxin-producing E. coli have been in the news lately as ingestion of ground beef, spinach or well water contaminated with the toxin-producing organisms has resulted in widespread outbreaks of bloody diarrhea.

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Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Suite 3100, Clinical Building 1
Texas A&M Health Science Center
8441 State Highway 47
Bryan, TX 77807-1359
Telephone: (979) 436-0357
FAX: (979) 436-0072