Saul Tzipori, DVM, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Infectious Disease & Agnes Varis Chair



DVM, Queensland University
DSc, Melbourne University
PhD, Virology, Queensland University
Postdoctoral Training, Queensland University



Campus: Grafton
Laboratory: Building 20, 215B

Contact Information

Office Phone: 508-839-7955
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Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

My laboratory focuses on enteric infections and the host response. This includes viral, bacterial and protozoan pathogens of veterinary and medical importance causing acute or chronic diarrhea in the immunocompetent or the immunodeficient host. In recent years investigations have focused specifically on a number of areas. These include: The biology, pathogenesis, immunology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of cryptosporidiosis and microsporidiosis in children from developing countries, and in individuals with HIV/AIDS; Mechanisms of disease caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC), and development of therapy against the associated hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) - a complicating acute kidney failure in children;  Development of botulinum antitoxin therapy and control of intoxication in humans;  Development of strategies for identification, characterization and risk assessment of food and waterborne pathogens. Development and preclinical evaluation of enteric human vaccines for developing countries;  Clostridium difficile studies focused the biology, pathogenesis, and development of therapy and vaccines; and Characterization of the human microbiome in the germfree pig model to investigate human gastrointestinal disorders.


Lab Members

Hillary Danz, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail
Justyna Jaskiewicz, PhD Student in Biomedical Sciences Send an e-mail
Sangun Lee, Research Assistant Professor Send an e-mail

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research