Dr. Wormley is a Professor in the Department of Biology and Associate Dean in the College of Sciences at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He is also a member of the Committee on Microbiological Issues Impacting Minorities for ASM. Dr. Wormley received his B.S. degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology from Louisiana State University Health Science Center New Orleans. He conducted his post-doctoral studies in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC prior to joining UTSA. Dr. Wormley’s research laboratory studies host-fungal interactions for the purpose of developing novel immune therapies and,or vaccines to treat and,or prevent invasive fungal infections. His laboratory has contributed key observations into the role of innate and adaptive immunity towards resolving disease caused by the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.