Professor of Pediatrics Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Principal Investigator
Consistent with Bill’s dedicated translational approach, he is also a leader in several clinical trials for invasive aspergillosis management, linking nicely with the scientific work to marry the clinical and scientific arenas. He also co-founded and co-chaired the last six International Advances Against Aspergillosis conferences, the most recent of which will take place in Manchester UK. In 2012, he co-chaired the 2nd International Fungal Cell Wall Meeting in France, and organized the 3rd International Fungal Cell Wall Meeting in 2015. Bill is the co-editor of the largest textbook in the field, Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillosis (ASM Press, 2009). He is also the antifungal editor for the last 6 editions of of Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy (American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014), the latest source for antifungal management in children. He is one of the editors of the most comprehensive pediatric infectious diseases textbook available, the 7th edition and the upcoming 8th edition of the Feigin & Cherry’s Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (Elsevier, 2013).
D. Chris Cole, BS
Research Technician II
Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences from NC State University and performs molecular genetics and characterization, in vitro antifungal susceptibility testing, and other studies of invasive aspergillosis. Chris joined the lab team in October 2016.
Praveen R. Juvvadi, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Praveen and Bill have been a collaborative scientific team since 2008. Praveen received a PhD in Biochemistry from Osmania University, India, and postdoctoral training in fungal genetics and biology at the University of Tokyo and University of Sevilla. Praveen's research interests focus on understanding the roles for calcineurin control over hyphal growth and septation and its interactants in Aspergillus fumigatus.
Our laboratory has trained multiple post-doctoral fellows, infectious diseases fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and visiting scientists from several countries.
Robert A. Cramer, PhD Associate Professor, Dartmouth Medical School
Jarrod R. Fortwendel, PhD Associate Professor, University of Tennessee – Memphis
Nadthanan Pinchai, PhD Assistant Professor, Mahidol University (Thailand)
Luise E. Rogg, MD, PhD Scientist, GlaxoSmithKline
Yan Ma, PhD Associate Professor, Shanxi Medical University of China
Frederic Lamoth, MD Assistant Professor, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (Switzerland)
Theodor Sauer, MD Opthalmologist, Private Practice
Christina Schindera, MD Pediatric Oncologist, Bern University Hospital
Imran Uraizee, MD
Pathology Resident, University of Chicago
Amanda Lilly, BS Student, Campbell University School of Pharmacy
Kelsey Finn, BS PhD Student Immunology, Harvard University
Detti Belina, BS
Katie Falloon, BS
Internal Medicine Resident, Johns Hopkins University
Amber Richards, BS
Graduate Student, NC State University
José Vargas-Muñiz, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Tri-I MMPTP)
Hilary has a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from Indiana University-Bloomington and is investigating the role of myosins in Aspergillus fumigatus growth and pathogenesis. Hilary began her doctoral research in our lab in 2013.
Blake Barrington, MS
Research Technician II
Blake has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Science degree in biological and biomedical sciences from North Carolina Central University. He performs molecular genetics and characterization, in vitro antifungal susceptibility testing, and animal models of invasive aspergillosis. Blake joined our lab team in July 2017.
Keats received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Tennessee in 2015 and is currently investigating the role played by protein kinase A in stress adaptation of A. fumigatus. Keats has been with the lab team since 2015.
Duke University Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics - Infectious Diseases Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
427 Jones Building, Research Drive, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710 | Tel: 919 681 2613