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

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

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

  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem
  • BIOM 8240

    Intro to Imm/Inf Disease
  • MEDI 5210

    Mod 1: Fundamentals

Teaching Interests

Bacterial pathogenesis; Bacterial genetics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Binding of Campylobacter jejuni FliW Adjacent to the CsrA RNA-Binding Pockets Modulates CsrA Regulatory Activity., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Editorial: Developments in Campylobacter, Helicobacter & Related Organisms Research - CHRO 2019., 2021
    Other
  • 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

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

  • The Graduate School, Dissertation Reader for Nicole Lopez, Ph.D. student 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

University Service

  • Subcommittee on COVID-19 human subject research studies 2020 - 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

  • External Institutional Biosafety Committee review, WCG Biosafety 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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
  • Special issue on “Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori” for journal Microorganisms 2020 - 2021

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor