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Eric T. Harvill

University of Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Medical Microbiology
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Educational Background

PhD (1996), Immunology, University of California at Los Angeles

BS (1989), Molecular and Cell Biology, Penn State University

About Eric T. Harvill

Eric T. Harvill completed his PhD in Immunology at UCLA in 1996 and postdoctoral studies in Microbial Pathogenesis.  He has served the National Academies, NIH, USDA, DOD and other agencies in a variety of capacities and has served on many review panels and editorial boards.  He advanced to Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at Penn State and in 2016 is transitioning to the Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.  He holds the honorary title of Visiting Professor in the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) at Lee Kong Chian Medicine and Nanyang Technological University.  He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in a wide variety of journals.

Research Interests

  • Interactions between resident microbiota and invading pathogens
  • Host immune response to respiratory pathogens
  • Bacterial manipulation of immune response
  • Evolution of bacterial pathogens and commensals

Selected Publications

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  • Linz B, Ivanov YV, Preston A, Brinkac L, Parkhill J, Kim M, Harris SR,Goodfield LL, Fry NK, Gorringe AR, Nicholson TL, Register KB, Losada L, Harvill ET. Acquisition and loss of virulence-associated factors during genome evolution and speciation in three clades of Bordetella species. BMC Genomics. 2016
  • Bendor L, Weyrich LS, Linz B, Rolin OY, Taylor DL, Goodfield LL, Smallridge WE, Kennett MJ, Harvill ET. Type Six Secretion System of Bordetella bronchiseptica and Adaptive Immune Components Limit Intracellular Survival During Infection. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 20;10(10):e0140743.
  • Weyrich LS, Feaga HA, Park J, Muse SJ, Safi CY, Rolin OY, Young SE, Harvill ET. Resident microbiota affect Bordetella pertussis infectious dose and host specificity. J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;209(6):913-21.
  • Harvill ET. Cultivating our "frienemies": viewing immunity as microbiome management. MBio. 2013 Mar 26;4(2). pii: e00027-13.
  • Zhang X, Goel T, Goodfield LL, Muse SJ, Harvill ET. Decreased leukocyte accumulation and delayed Bordetella pertussis clearance in IL-6-/- mice. J Immunol. 2011 Apr 15;186(8):4895-904.
  • Wolfe DN, Karanikas AT, Hester SE, Kennett MJ, Harvill ET. IL-10 induction by Bordetella parapertussis limits a protective IFN-gamma response. J Immunol. 2010 Feb 1;184(3):1392-400.
  • Kirimanjeswara GS, Agosto LM, Kennett MJ, Bjornstad ON, Harvill ET. Pertussis toxin inhibits neutrophil recruitment to delay antibody-mediated clearance of Bordetella pertussis. J Clin Invest. 2005 Dec;115(12):3594-601.

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