Assistant Professor
Phone: (251) 460-6204
FAX: (251) 460-7931

Intracellular Survival of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei

Dr. Burtnick received her Ph.D. in Bacterial Pathogenesis from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta in 2002 and carried out her postdoctoral studies at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation in San Diego, California and at Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH in Hamilton, Montana. She joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine faculty in November 2008. Dr. Burtnick serves as an ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Bacteriology, Clinical Vaccine & Immunology, Protein Expression & Purification and Microbiology.

Research in Dr. Burtnick's lab is focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms used by Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia mallei to persist within eukaryotic cells. Specifically, we are interested in determining how the type III secretion systems (T3SS) and Type VI secretion systems (T6SS) expressed by these pathogens facilitate survival and replication within a variety of human and murine cell types.



Recent Publications 

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