Dr. Stephen Kania obtained a master’s degree in Veterinary Microbiology from Washing State University and a PhD in molecular microbiology from the University of Florida. The emphasis of his research is the characterization of methicillin resistant staphylococci. He has used genomic sequence analysis to develop a method for multilocus sequence analysis of Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, assembled the first genome of a methicillin resistant S.pseudintermedius isolate, studied the regulation of expression of antibiotic resistance genes, and is studying the potential of surface expressed proteins as vaccine candidates. Additional research interests include development of nucleic acid and peptide based diagnostic assays for infectious diseases. Dr. Kania is currently a Professor in the Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences and Director of the Immunology Service Laboratory at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine.
Focus Areas: Molecular Diagnostics | Microbial Pathogenesis | Antibiotic Resistance | Microbial Genomic Analysis
Skills and Expertise: Analysis of Protein Expression | Flow Cytometry | Diagnostic Assay Development | Genomic Analysis