October Science Events

Translational Research in Western New York…The Wave of the Future!

October 9, 2013
St. Vincent’s Hall, Room 407
Featuring Timothy F. Murphy, M.D.

Part of the Dr. Thomas H. Morton Speaker Series

Dr. Murphy is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at this University at Buffalo.

His laboratory research focuses on nontypeable Haemophilus influenzae and Moraxella catarrhalis, important pathogens in otitis media and lower respiratory tract infections in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A goal of his work is to develop vaccine to prevent these infections. To that end, outer membrane proteins have been identified and are being evaluated as potential vaccine antigens.

A COPD Study Clinic supported by a grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs has been running continuously since 1994. This prospective study follows adults with COPD during monthly clinic visits during which sputum and serum samples are collected. Bacterial isolates are recovered from sputum and are subjected to molecular typing. These studies are elucidating the dynamics of respiratory tract bacterial colonization. In addition, serum and sputum samples are being studied to learn about systemic and mucosal immune responses to bacterial pathogens.

Notification of your planned attendance is appreciated, but not necessary. To do so, please contact Shana DiCamillo at 716.286.8297 or sdicamillo@niagara.edu.