Devin Dean Bolz, Ph.D.
Dr. Bolz is an Assistant Research Scientist at the Boise VA Medical Center, and Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences for Boise State University. He has over ten years of experience investigating the impact of the innate immune response on pathogen burden, development of pathology and host survival during bacterial infection. His current research focuses on defining key molecular events in the pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus and other drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, and improving our understanding of how bacteria regulate the expression of virulence factors, including exotoxins. The aim of these studies is to define networks that can be exploited for improved diagnostics and innovative intervention strategies to reduce disease incidence and provide protection against lethal and disabling infections.