Douglas R. Call
Doug Call is a nationally recognized, award-winning scholar who has an active research program in food and water-borne diseases and salmonid aquaculture.
His research is focused on:
- Regulation of type III secretion systems in Vibrio parahaemolyticus and the contribution of these systems to human disease
- Evolution, dissemination and persistence of antibiotic resistance in the absence of antibiotic selection pressure
- Development of cost-effective management and vaccine strategies to control bacterial coldwater disease in salmonid aquaculture
- Additional collaborative research addressing pathogenesis of norovirus, comparative genomics of Camylobactedr jejuni and E. coli O157:H7, and molecular epidemiology of Salmonella and other enteric pathogens
"Dr. Call has been recognized for his scholarly achievements with honors that include the American Society for Investigative Pathology Merit Award, an EPA Star Fellowship, and he was the inaugural Caroline Engle Professor in Research on Infectious Diseases (2009-2012).
He is a professor of molecular epidemiology and recently relocated to the new Allen Center where his lab is initiating NSF funded, multi-disciplinary research in Tanzania concerning the ecology of antibiotic resistance. Other funded work concerns enterohemorrhagic E. coli and wound-biofilm interactions."