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Constantine G. Haidaris, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-0678

Biography

Research

Research Description:

Research in my lab focuses on infections in the immunocompromised host. We examine mechanisms of pathogenesis, host-microbe interactions and approaches to therapy. Much of our recent work centers on a novel approach to treat of infections termed photodynamic therapy, in which a chemical agent termed a photosensitizer is activated by light to convert molecular oxygen to reactive oxygen species that are toxic for the target cell. In collaboration with colleagues in the Departments of Physics and Imaging Sciences, we are exploring mechanisms to increase the sensitivity of pathogens to antimicrobial photodynamic therapy and developing methods to treat experimental infections using this technology.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1974
BA | Wittenberg University
Biology

1982
PhD | Univ Cincinnati Coll Medicine
Microbiology

1976
MS | Miami University
Microbiology

Patents

Title: Polypeptides and Immunogenic Conjugates Capable of Inducing Antibodies Against Pathogens, and Uses Thereof
U.S. Serial #: 10/584,871
Filed: Dec 31, 2004
Invented By: FrancisGigliotti, ConstantineHaidaris, PatriciaSimpson-Haidaris, TerryWright

Publications

Journal Articles

11/2016
Falsetta ML, Foster DC, Woeller CF, Pollock SJ, Bonham AD, Haidaris CG, Phipps RP. "A Role for Bradykinin Signaling in Chronic Vulvar Pain." The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society.. 2016 Nov 0; 17(11):1183-1197. Epub 2016 Aug 18.

11/2016
Barlow ML, Cummings RJ, Pentland AP, Love TM, Haidaris CG, Ryan JL, Lord EM, Gerber SA. "Total-Body Irradiation Exacerbates Dissemination of Cutaneous Candida Albicans Infection." Radiation research.. 2016 Nov 0; 186(5):436-446. Epub 2016 Oct 06.

7/2015
Falsetta ML, Foster DC, Woeller CF, Pollock SJ, Bonham AD, Haidaris CG, Stodgell CJ, Phipps RP. "Identification of novel mechanisms involved in generating localized vulvodynia pain." American journal of obstetrics and gynecology.. 2015 Jul 0; 213(1):38.e1-12. Epub 2015 Feb 12.

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