Dr. Samuel A. Shelburne, III
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Infectious Diseases
The research in Dr. Shelburne’s laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular basis of bacterial infections in humans. From a pathogen standpoint, the laboratory seeks to understand the interaction between basic metabolic processes and bacterial virulence, using group A streptococcus as a model organism. In addition, the laboratory investigates the molecular basis of viridans group streptococcal infections and antimicrobial resistance in streptococci. Finally, the laboratory seeks to understand how host genetics, microbiome, and pathogen genetics contribute to susceptibility and infection outcomes in patients with malignancy.