Stuart Thompson

Professor

Stuart Thompson

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Infectious Disease

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

Dr. Thompson studies bacterial pathogenesis, with a current emphasis on the gastrointestinal pathogen Campyplobacter jejuni, including the molecular mechanisms underlying gene regulation, motility, and biofilm formation.

  • (706) 721-7277
  • (706) 721-4517
  • CB 2607

Education

  • Ph.D., Genetics, General University of North Carolina -, 1992

  • BS, MicroBio, General Purdue University, 1982

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Basic Science Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate, 2001

  • Young Investigator Award 10th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms, 1999

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BCMB 9300

    Research
  • OBMP 9300

    Research
  • COGS 8240

    Intro to Imm/Inf Disease

Teaching Interests

Bacterial pathogenesis; Bacterial genetics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Effect of butyrate and Lactobacillus GG on a butyrate receptor and transporter during Campylobacter jejuni exposure, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Campylobacter jejuni CsrA regulates metabolic and virulence associated proteins and is necessary for mouse colonization, PLoS One, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • EptC of campylobacter jejuni mediates phenotypes involved in host interactions and virulence, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Campylobacter jejuni CsrA complements an Escherichia coli csrA mutation for the regulation of biofilm formation, motility and cellular morphology but not glycogen accumulation, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Circuitry linking the Csr and stringent response global regulatory systems, 2011
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Campylobacter infections; Helicobacter pylori; bacterial pathogenesis; gene regulation; flagellar motility; biofilms

Department Service

  • Webmaster, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2001 - 2013

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2007 - 2008

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2006

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2005

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty search committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2002

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Master’s in Oral Biology Thesis Committee for Mitul Patel - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • School of Graduate Studies, Doctoral Biomedical Sciences Curriculum & Advancement Committee 2009 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • School of Graduate Studies, Student advisory committee, Lingqian Li 2010 - 2014

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • School of Graduate Studies, Student advisory committee, Jessica Hankins 2007 - 2011

    Role: Faculty Advisor
  • Dean's Representative, School of Graduate Studies, for second exam of Hicham Labazi, Ph.D. student - 2010

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2006 - 2016

    Role: Chairperson
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2006 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Medical College of Georgia Animal Resources Committee 2004 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2002 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • Admissions / Advisory committee, M.D. / Ph.D. Program, University System of Georgia 2000 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Heart Association, BSc 1 Peer Review Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Frontiers in Microbiology - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Frontiers in Microbiology - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Infection an Immunity 2016 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Journal of Biological Chemistry 2016 - 2016

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article