David W Niesel, PhD

David W Niesel, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Phone: (409) 772-0758
Email: dniesel@utmb.edu

Education: PhD, 1980, North Carolina State University
BA, 1975, Quinnipiac College

Overview: In vivo virulence gene expression; bacterial pathogenesis; novel methods of antibiotic resistance detection

Research Interests

Dr. Niesel’s laboratory has investigated the pathogenesis of Gram positive (Streptococcus pneumoniae) and Gram negative pathogens (Salmonella, Shigella) for more than 30 years. He has performed studies investigating gene expression in vivo and in microgravity environments, early host immune responses to bacterial infection, rapid methods to detect antibiotic resistance, and mechanisms of attenuation and pre‐vaccine development. He holds four patents including a one pending for a rapid (10‐90 minutes) novel sensitive method (down to 10‐18M) for antibiotic resistance detection in complex populations of bacteria. He has worked with tier one select agents in the high biocontainment facilities at the Galveston National Laboratory.

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