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Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine with DVM and MD degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wake Forest University, respectively. Completed American Board of Internal Medicine Research Pathway infectious disease fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Stanford, was an Associate Professor at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in the Departments of Microbial Infection & Immunity and Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Professional Education

  • MD, Wake Forest University, medicine
  • DVM, University of Wisconsin, veterinary medicine

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Directs an infectious disease laboratory that performs basic, translational, and clinical research. Laboratory has particular focus on:
1) relationship between exogenous sex steroids on susceptibility to microbial pathogens
2) role of Type 2 immunity in Chlamydia infection
3) developing cellular immunotherapies to combat infectious disease and cancer


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