William J. Steinbach, MD

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
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Our laboratory has trained multiple post-doctoral fellows, infectious diseases fellows, graduate students, undergraduates, and visiting scientists from several countries.

 

Lab Alumni

 

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

TBA

 

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 Renshaw, BS
PhD Candidate, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

 

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 Shwab, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tri-I MMPTP

 

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  

Steinbach Lab