Contribution of Cytokines to Clostridium Difficile Pathogenesis and Control
Petri, William A. Jr. Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Epidemiology EDUCATION/TRAINING University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry; University of Virginia Ph.D.M.D.; Case Western Reserve University (Univ. Hosp.) Internal Medicine; University of Virginia Infectious Diseases Positions and Honors. Assistant (1988-92), Associate (1992-6), Professor (1996-present), Chief (2001-present), and Wade Hampton Frost Professor of Epidemiology (2002 - present), Division of Infectious Diseases & International Health, Departments of Medicine, Pathology, and Microbiology, University of Virginia
Editor, Infection & Immunity (1999-2009)
Member, NIH Pathogenic Eukaryotic (PTHE) Study Section (2005-2009)
Member, NIAID Microbiology & Infectious Diseases Research Committee, (MIDRC) NIH (2001-2005).
Member, NIH Tropical Medicine and Parasitology Study Section (1993-1997)
Chair, NIH DBBD Minority & Disabil. Predoc. Fellowship Review Committee (2003- 2007)
Parasitic Diseases Panel, U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program (1998-2008)
Past President, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2003)
Inventor of the Year Award, University of Virginia Patents Foundation (2003; shared with Dr. Barbara Mann)
NIAID Blue Ribbon Panel on Bioterrorism and its Implications for Biomedical Research (2002)
Board of Directors American Type Culture Collection (1993-2001)
Squibb Award, Infectious Diseases Society of America (1999)
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholar & New Investigator Awards in Molecular Parasitology (1992-2003)
Lucille P. Markey Scholar in Biomedical Research (1985-1993)
Member of the Association of American Physicians, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Phi Beta Kappa (Wisconsin), and Alpha Omega Alpha (Virginia). Appointed Life Member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, and elected Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American College of Physicians.
Selected Peer-reviewed Publications. Tarleton JL, Haque R, Mondal D, Shu J, Farr BM, Sack RB, Petri WA Jr. The cognitive effects of diarrhea, malnutrition, and Entamoeba histolytica infection on school-age children in Dhaka Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg 74: 475 - 481, 2006.
Gilchrist CA, Houpt E, Trapaidze N, Fei Z, Crasta O, Asgharpour A, Evans C, Martino-Catt S, Baba DJ, Stroup S, Hamano S, Ehrenkaufer G, Okada M, Singh U, Nozaki T, Mann BJ, Petri WA Jr. Impact of intestinal colonization and invasion on the E. histolytica transcriptome. Molec Biochem Parasitol 2006, 147:163-176.
Mehra A, Frederick J, Petri WA Jr, Bhattacharya S, Bhattacharya A. Expression and Function of a Family of Transmembrane Kinases from the Protozoan Parasite Entamoeba histolytica. Infect Immun 2006 74: 5341-5351.
Mondal D, Petri WA Jr, Sack RB, Kirkpatrick BD, Haque R,. Entamoeba histolytica - associated diarrheal illness is negatively associated with the growth of preschool children: Evidence from a prospective study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2006; 100:1032-8.
Leo M, Haque R, Kabir M, Roy S, Lahlou RM, Mondal D, Tannich E, Petri WA Jr. Point-Of-Care Tests for the Rapid Diagnosis of Amebiasis J Clin Microbiol 2006; 44: 4569-4571.
Solaymani-Mohammadi S, Lam M, Zunt JR, and Petri WA Jr. Entamoeba histolytica Encephalitis Diagnosed by Polymerase Chain Reaction of Cerebrospinal Fluid. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 2007; 101:311-313.
Ali IKM, Mondal D, Roy S, Haque R, Petri WA Jr, Clark CG. Evidence for a link between parasite genotype and outcome of infection with Entamoeba histolytica. J. Clin. Microbiol. 2007; 45:285-289.
Haque R, Mondal D, Shu J, Roy S, Kabir M, Davis AN, Duggal P, Petri WA Jr. IFN-_ Production by Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells is