DBSP
Roster  DBSP Departments VA-MD Vet Med

DBSP Faculty

Dr. Thomas Inzana

Thomas J. Inzana, MS, PhD, Diplomate, ABMM

Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair of Bacteriology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
 
e-mail: tinzana@vt.edu
Capsule Biography


Education

1982 Microbiology
University of Rochester School of Medicine,Rochester, NY
1978 Microbiology
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
1975 Medical Microbiology
University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA
1973 Agricultural Science
State University of New York at Alfred, Alfred, New York

Board Certification

1989 American Board of Medical Microbiology and Public Health

Research Interests

  • Molecular bacterial pathogenesis of Haemophilus somnus, Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, and Francisella tularensis
  • Development of improved vaccines for bacterial pathogens and biowarfare agents
  • Development of improved diagnostic tests for bacteria and biowarfare agents
  • Molecular basis of bacterial capsules and lipopolysaccharides in bacterial virulence
  • Host immune response to bacterial pathogens

Professional Experience

1996-present Professor and Director, Clinical Microbiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1998-2002 Coordinator, Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
1/2000-5/2000 Visiting Professor
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1991-1996 Associate Professor and Director, Clinical Microbiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
6/1992-8/1992 Visiting Associate Professor
SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
1987-1991 Assistant Professor and Director, Clinical Microbiology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Academy for Microbiology
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians
  • Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD)
  • International Endotoxin Society

For more information, please see Dr. Inzana's personal web site.