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Thomas Ficht

Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-4118

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Department: VTPB

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Education

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Columbia University 1980
  • M.Phil. Biochemistry, Columbia University 1976
  • M.S. Chemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1973
  • B.S. Chemistry and Biochemistry, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1972

Scholarly Interests

Mechanisms of invasion and survival of intracellular bacteria within host cells; study of bacterial and host gene expression during infection and its use in the development and application of biosignatures; development of improved vaccines using genetic approaches to attenuate survival and identify therapeutic targets; development of subunit vaccines. Characterization of bacterial population structures through genomic analysis.