UTSA’s Dr. Bernard Arulanandam first presenter of 2013
Bernard Arulanandam, Ph.D., M.B.A., was the first presenter for the RCMI Researcher Spotlight Webinar series for 2013. Dr. Arulanandam is a professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Jane and Roland Blumberg Professor in Biology and Assistant Vice President of Research Support for the College of Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Arulanandam presented his research findings on the Immunopathogenesis of Genital Chlamydial Infection. The webinar was held Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

BADr. Bernard Arulanandam obtained his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at the
Medical College of Ohio and an executive M.B.A at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Dr. Arulanandam is a cellular immunologist and directs a research program that is focused on understanding host-microbe interactions and identifying approaches to induce optimal mucosal protection and immunity. Specifically, Dr. Arulanandam’s research efforts are focused on vaccine development with Chlamydia trachomatis, the leading bacterial sexually transmitted disease and Francisella tularensis, the causative agent of
pneumonic tularemia. Dr. Arulanandam currently directs the DoD Center of
Excellence in Infection Genomics at UTSA that encompasses a research program in microbial genomics and bacterial pathogenesis. Dr. Arulanandam is the recipient of the Brain Gain Program from the Ministry of Science technology and Innovation in Malaysia and is actively involved in Chlamydia surveillance in collaboration with Professor Sazaly Abu Bakar at the Tropical Infectious Disease Research and Education Center (TIDREC) at the University of Malaya. Dr. Arulanandam is actively involved in translational research aimed at fostering multi-lateral ties with industry partners to develop viable commercial products for human use.

View  Dr. Arulanandam’s presentation, “Immunopathogenesis of Genital Chlamydial Infection”

RTRN Research Coordinating Center is scheduling upcoming Researcher Spotlight
Webinars. If you are interested in presenting your research to the RCMI Network, contact Dr. Keosha Partlow at keosha.partlow@rtrn.net or 323.249.5706.