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Robert Jeffrey Hogan

Robert Jeffrey Hogan

Associate Professor
Joint Appointment with the Department of Infectious Diseases
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About Robert Jeffrey Hogan

Dr. Hogan began his 25 year scientific career studying host-pathogen interactions during his graduate studies, which focused on immune responses to viral infection in teleosts. After receiving his doctoral degree, he joined the laboratory of Dr. David Woodland at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where his research focused on cell-mediated immune responses mediated by bacterial superantigens. After moving with Dr. Woodland to the Trudeau Institute, he received an individual National Research Service Award from NIH-NIAID to study T cell responses against respiratory virus pathogens (e.g. influenza and paramyxoviruses). Upon joining the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland as a Principal Investigator, Dr. Hogan engaged in the development of vaccines for protection against both Marburg and Ebola viruses in mouse and nonhuman primate (NHP) models of disease under BSL-4 containment. He continued studying immune responses against Ebola virus proteins and initiated animal model development and vaccine development for SARS-Coronavirus (SARS-CoV) vaccines after transitioning to the Southern Research Institute. Since arriving at the University of Georgia 13 years ago, his laboratory has continued to examine immune responses induced by vaccination and infections with bacterial and viral pathogens under BSL-2 and BSL-3 containment with over $22,000,000 in extramural funding from multiple sources as both P.I. and Co-P.I. During the last several years, he has worked closely with Dr. Eric Lafontaine to develop animal models and vaccines for Burkholderia mallei andpseudomallei in mice, NHPs, and horses.

Educational Background

  • ​PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1998
  • BS, Belhaven College, 1992 

Teaching Experience

  • ​Veterinary Cell Biology (VARB 5170)
  • Advanced Topics in Infectious Diseases (IDIS 8010)

Research Interests

  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Viral and bacterial vaccine and therapeutic development
  • Pathogenesis of viral and bacterial pathogens

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