Frederick D. Quinn
Fred Quinn received his BS degree from Marquette University in 1980 and his MS and PhD degrees in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1982 and 1985, respectively. He then pursued postdoctoral training at University of Tennessee and Stanford University Schools of Medicine. Both efforts focused on defining genetic virulence mechanisms for a number of bacterial pathogens including Campylobacter jejuni and Legionella pneumophila. Between 1990 and 2000, Dr. Quinn coordinated the efforts of several laboratory groups at the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) responsible for controlling new and re-emerging US and international bacterial diseases including Brazilian Purpuric Fever, Cat Scratch Disease, meningococcal meningitis, Buruli ulcer and ultimately tuberculosis. In 2000, Dr. Quinn became a Fullbright Fellow studying tuberculosis pathogenesis in Great Britain at the University of Bristol. In early 2002, Dr. Quinn left CDC to become Professor and Head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology (now Infectious Diseases) at the University of Georgia, Athens. Dr. Quinn's research focuses primarily on understanding the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and related mycobacterial diseases although a new program examining the virulence mechanisms and survival strategies of Francisella tularensis has been rapidly developing.
Biography Updated on 11 January 2009