Timothy Sellati currently works as an Associate Professor (tenured) at Albany Medical College’s Center for Immunology and Microbial Disease, Albany, NY, USA. He received his Doctorate degree in 1996 in cellular and developmental biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Justin D. Radolf, M.D. in 2000, which began in Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and was completed at the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. Dr. Sellati accepted a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College in 2001. He has spent the last 18 years studying immunological aspects of the pathogen-host relationship as they relate to the evolution of bacterial infectious diseases such as Lyme disease, mycoplasmal pneumonia, and tularemia. He has employed a wide variety of cellular, molecular, immunological, and biophysical methodologies in an attempt to better understand how recognition and response to bacterial pathogens drive innate and adaptive immunity. Of particular interest to him are the signal transduction pathways responsible for regulating to the intensity and duration of inflammatory responses during infection and how these pathways might differ between individuals to account for the range of clinical presentations often encountered.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2011