Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Nicholas  Cianciotto, PhD

Nicholas Cianciotto, PhD

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology

Focus of Work

Bio

Our laboratory studies Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial agent of Legionnaires' Disease pneumonia and Pontiac Fever. Research efforts include understanding the protein secretion systems and iron acquisition pathways that contribute to the organism's ability to infect host cells and the lung. Our laboratory has also identified a new species of Legionella (L. cardiaca) that is linked to heart infection. Finally, we study Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Klebsiella pneumonia, highly antibiot...[Read full text]Our laboratory studies Legionella pneumophila, the bacterial agent of Legionnaires' Disease pneumonia and Pontiac Fever. Research efforts include understanding the protein secretion systems and iron acquisition pathways that contribute to the organism's ability to infect host cells and the lung. Our laboratory has also identified a new species of Legionella (L. cardiaca) that is linked to heart infection. Finally, we study Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and Klebsiella pneumonia, highly antibiotic resistant bacteria that are increasingly associated with human infections.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Washington, MicroImmunology (1986)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Michigan (1989)

Contact

312-503-0385

Ward Building Room 6-126
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

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