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

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, 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
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program
  • BCMB 9300

    Research
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BIOM 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 - Present

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

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

    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

  • Volunteer, Augusta University Healing Arts Program (guitar and vocals), Augusta University Cancer Center Clinic and Infusion Clinic 2018 - 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
  • Search Committee for Associate Vice President for Environmental Health & Safety 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

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

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

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • United States Department of Veterans' Affairs - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Grant Proposal
  • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article