Timothy D. Read, PhD

Associate Professor

Infectious Diseases, Medicine

ARTDTP Research Discipline

Dr. Read’s research program centers around the application of genomics technologies to understanding infectious diseases and bacterial resistance to antibiotics. In particular, they are interested in trying to frame the questions that only become possible to answer as new and even better instruments for generating DNA sequence information come online. Their particular interest is the extrachromosomal elements such as plasmids and bacteriophage, and intergenic repeat sequences. These extraneous genetic entities often carry vital virulence genes and antibiotic resistance determinants.  They are also potent factors for short term genome change, through insertion, expansion and movement in the genomes and through the selection pressure they presumably exert on the genome for resistance. 

ARTDTP Faculty Collaborators

William M. Shafer, PhD