Jeffrey Cirillo

Jeffrey D. Cirillo, PhD, is a Regents' professor in the Department of Microbial and Molecular Pathogenesis at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. Dr. Cirillo's research interests are in the pathogenesis of bacterial lung infections including tuberculosis, Legionnaires' disease and other pneumonia agents, and he has been a tuberculosis researcher for more than 30 years. His team utilizes both animal and molecular models to understand airborne pathogens and to develop novel prevention, treatment and diagnostic strategies to improve global health.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine

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  1. F. Nooshabadi, H.J. Yang, Y. Cheng, H. Xie, J. Rao, J.D. Cirillo, K.C. Maitland (2016). Whole-animal imaging of bacterial infection using endoscopic excitation of -lactamase (BlaC)-specific fluorogenic probe. Proc. SPIE 9715:97150H

  2. Y. Kong, D. Yang, S.L.G. Cirillo, A. Akin, K. Francis, T. Maloney, J.D. Cirillo (2016). Application of fluorescent protein expressing strains to evaluation of anti-tuberculosis therapeutic efficacy in vitro and in vivo. PLoS One. 11:e0149972.

  3. F. Nooshabadi, H.J. Yang, J.N. Bixler, Y. Kong, J.D. Cirillo, K.C. Maitland (2016). Intravital fluorescence excitation in whole-animal optical imaging. PLoS One. 11:e0149932.

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