The next Distinguished Scientist Seminar at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine will feature Dr. David H. Walker, professor and chair of pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.
The lecture, titled "Mechanisms of Immunity to Rickettsia and Implications for Vaccine Development," will take place May 2, 2013, at 4 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Building auditorium on USA’s main campus.
Dr. Walker also serves as director of the University of Texas Medical Branch Center for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Disease.
His research focuses on immune mechanisms against the bacteria rickettsiae and ehrlichiae and identification of the protein antigens that stimulate immunity.
Dr. Walker earned his bachelor of arts degree from Davidson College in Davidson, N.C., and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
To learn more about Dr. Walker's research, click here.