Karl Klose

South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases

Karl Klose, Ph.D. is a Professor of Microbiology at the University of Texas San Antonio, the Director of the South Texas Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases (STCEID), and host of microTalk. He oversees the research on infectious diseases that is carried out in his laboratory by undergraduate, Masters’, and Ph.D. students, as well as research staff. He also teaches microbiology to undergraduate and graduate students.


Karl is enthusiastic about enlightening people to the fascinating world of microbes.  He has given two TED talks on antibiotic resistance. He has been a visiting professor in Kolkata India and Valparaiso Chile.  He has spent the past two years visiting ASM branch meetings through the Distinguished Lecturer program.

Latest from Karl Klose

Biotechnology Ideology: Genomics Technologies with Joe DeRisi

Biotechnology Ideology: Genomics Technologies with Joe DeRisi

Oct. 21, 2019

How genomics helped solve the mystery of dying leopard sharks in San Francisco bay, how a “virochip” array helped identify the SARS virus, how genomics can help identify unknown causes of encephalitis, how the sewer may hold the key to predicting infectious disease outbreaks, and how computational capabilities represent the current bottleneck to global benefit from genomics technologies
The Age of Phage: Phage Therapy with Graham Hatfull

The Age of Phage: Phage Therapy with Graham Hatfull

Aug. 19, 2019

Hatfull talks about how the SEA-PHAGES program has allowed entering students at more than 100 colleges and universities around the country to discover thousands of new phages.
Urine Trouble: Urinary Tract Infections with Harry Mobley

Urine Trouble: Urinary Tract Infections with Harry Mobley

Aug. 5, 2019

Why some people get recurrent UTIs, the amazing ability of P. mirabilis to swarm, how E. coli in the GI tract is a source of UTIs and what are the prospects of a vaccine against UTIs.
Vibri-Oh-No! - Flesh Eating Vibrios with Karla Satchell

Vibri-Oh-No! - Flesh Eating Vibrios with Karla Satchell

July 22, 2019

How people get infected with V. vulnificus and who is most at risk for catching the flesh eating disease.
Goodbye Guinea Worm: Guinea Worm Eradication with Adam Weiss

Goodbye Guinea Worm: Guinea Worm Eradication with Adam Weiss

July 11, 2019

The debilitating effects of guinea worm disease, how the worms seem to evade immunity, and how the guinea worm has been eradicated without vaccines or drugs but rather behavior modification.