Stuart Thompson

Professor

Stuart Thompson

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Infectious Disease

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Bio

Dr. Thompson studies bacterial pathogenesis, with a current emphasis on the gastrointestinal pathogens Campyplobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori, 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, Microbiology, 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

  • BIOM 8240

    Intro to Imm/Inf Disease
  • BCMB 9300

    Research
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDI 5210

    Mod 1: Fundamentals
  • OBMP 9300

    Research

Teaching Interests

Bacterial pathogenesis; Bacterial genetics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • RNA Binding by the Campylobacter jejuni Post-transcriptional Regulator CsrA., 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • FliW controls growth-phase expression of Campylobacter jejuni flagellar and non-flagellar proteins via the post-transcriptional regulator CsrA., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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
  • An essential role of Ffar2 (Gpr43) in dietary fibre-mediated promotion of healthy composition of gut microbiota and suppression of intestinal carcinogenesis., 2016
    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, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Linah Shahoumi 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Mohamed Meghil 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Ranya Elsayed 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

University Service

  • Basic Science Working Group, advisory to President Dr. Brooks Keel. 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Volunteer, Augusta University Healing Arts Program (guitar and vocals), Augusta University Cancer Center Clinic and Infusion Clinic 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2002 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2017 - 2021

    Role: Chairperson

Professional Service

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, BL/CS Infectious Diseases-B (INFB) Merit Review Subcommittee 2017 - Present

    Role: Member
  • National Institutes of Health, Center for Scientific Review. ZRG1 F13-Z (20) L Fellowships: Infectious Diseases and Microbiology 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2010 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Frontiers in Microbiology, Special Topic on Campylobacter and Helicobacter 2019 - 2020

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • American Heart Association, BSc 1 Peer Review Committee 2016 - 2019

    Role: Member