Eric T. Harvill completed his Ph.D 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 national and international review panels and editorial boards. He advanced to Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Disease at Penn State and in 2016 transitioned to the Department of Infectious Diseases in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles in a wide variety of journals. He is dedicated to training outstanding students in the context of studies of how bacteria invoke and manipulate the mammalian immune system.


Research Interests

  • Bacterial pathogens and host immunity
  • How pathogens manipulate the immune response
  • How pathogens interact with other resident bacteria (microbiota)
  • The effects of these various interactions on vaccine efficacy

Selected Publications


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