MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Samuel A. Shelburne, III

Dr. Samuel A.  Shelburne, III

Regular Member

Associate Professor

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.


MDACC Faculty

Shelburne Lab

Contact Information

Phone: 713.792.3629


Office: MDA 4SCR4.1049 (Unit 1460)


M.D. - The University of Texas Medical Branch - 1998
Ph.D. - Baylor College of Medicine - 2011