Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Genetic Medicine

Alan R Hauser, MD, PhD

Alan R Hauser, MD, PhD

Professor of Microbiology-Immunology and Medicine (Infectious Diseases)

Focus of Work

Bio

Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors such as the type III secretion, an apparatus that injects toxins directly into host cells. Other interests are the use of genomic approaches for the identification of novel virulence determinants and the development of novel translational approaches to treat bacterial infections. Our studies util...[Read full text]Our laboratory investigates the pathogenesis of the multidrug resistant gram-negative bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Klebsiella pneumonia. We focus on virulence factors such as the type III secretion, an apparatus that injects toxins directly into host cells. Other interests are the use of genomic approaches for the identification of novel virulence determinants and the development of novel translational approaches to treat bacterial infections. Our studies utilize a broad range of techniques, including molecular and cellular assays as well as animal models and epidemiologic studies on human populations.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Minnesota, Microbiology (1990)
  • MD: University of Minnesota (1992)
  • Residency: University of Minnesota Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1994)
  • Internship: University of Minnesota Medical Center, Internal Medicine (1994)
  • Fellowship: Univ. of CA-San Francisco Med. Ctr., Bacterial Pathogenesis (1996)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco (1998)
  • Board Certification: Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine