University of South Florida

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Larry Dishaw, PhD

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PEDIATRICS

Associate Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PEDIATRICS

Assistant Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Assistant Professor, NON USF HEALTH

Academic Email : ldishaw@health.usf.edu

Office : CRI, 3008

Education

  • PhD, Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, United States - 2002.
  • BS, Biology, Florida International University, USA - 1997.

Research summary

  • The gut immune system maintains an intimate dialogue with gut microbiota. My research focus is centered on defining conserved phylogenetic signals revealing how host immunity and exogenous factors of the gut ecosystem shape the microbiome. I am particularly interested in how host-derived immune effectors shape the dynamics of colonization. This work may contribute to our understanding of how disruption of this dynamic interaction (e.g., loss of homeostasis) at the mucosal surface of the gut relates to the onset of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) pathologies observed in humans. Our work has allowed us to develop expertise in comparative microbiome studies, which also includes studies on how microbiomes shape host physiology. Our research is supported by the NSF, the NIH, and All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine. Contact me for further info; CV upon request.

Selected Publications

Memberships

  • American Association of Immunologists (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American Society of Microbiologists (Member, 2011 - Present)

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Profile last modified on 12/03/2018