Anthony Campagnari

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Anthony Campagnari is a Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and a Senior Associate Dean in the JSMBS at the University at Buffalo. He studies virulence factors and biofilms involved in the pathogenesis of Moraxella catarrhalis, Acinetobacter baumannii and Staphylococcus aureus. His lab is also focused on novel therapeutics and they have shown that antimicrobial photodynamic therapy has promise as a treatment for otitis media. More recently his team reported that host physiologic changes during viral infection, i.e. fever and nutrient release, induced S. aureus dispersal from biofilms in the naries to the lungs causing pneumonia. The unique mouse model described in this work provides for a novel approach to analyze the steps involved in S. aureus colonization and secondary bacterial pneumonia. His many honors include a Sustained Achievement Award, Visionary/Innovator Award, Inventor/Entrepreneur Award, Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award and the Stockton Kimball Award.