Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology Faculty

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

Dr. Thomas Inzana
Tyler J. and Frances F. Young Chair of Bacteriology
Department of Biomedical Sciences & Pathobiology

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 College of Veterinary Medicine
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 1998-2002
    Coordinator
    Center for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
    Virginia-Maryland 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 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 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