Researchers

Dennis Stevens, PhD, MD, FACP

  • Program Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Emerging/Reemerging Infectious Diseases
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases University of Washington
  • Ongoing Research: The mechanisms of toxin-induced cardiac dysfunction in Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome, and the mechanisms of antibiotic-induced bacterial toxin production
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Devin D. Bolz, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Dept. of Biological Sciences Boise State University
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Research Project: Impact of Antibiotics on Growth Cycle and Toxin Production in Staphylococcus aureus
  • Publications:

Sarah E. Hobdey, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Research Project: Generation of fully-human monoclonal recombinant anti-toxin antibodies for the treatment of necrotizing infections
  • Publications:

Mary Cloud B. Ammons, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Research Project: Promoting Healing: Metabolic immunomodulation of macrophages by bacterial biofilms in chronic wounds
  • NIH NIAID R03 Project: Understanding and Integrating the metabolome, Microbiome, and Innate Immunity in Diabetic Wounds
  • Publications:

Jay R. Radke, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Research Project: The role of the innate immune response in adenovirus Ad14p1 immunopathogenesis
  • Publications:

Cheri Lamb, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist I
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Pilot Research Project: Elucidating the Potential of a Macrophage Based Therapeutic Antibody Delivery System
  • Publications:

Sumiko Gomi, PhD

  • Assistant Research Scientist I
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • NIH NIGMS COBRE Pilot Research Project: Does post-influenza MRSA infection and/or antiviral treatment alter the gut microbiota composition?
  • Publications:

Fred Bauer, MD

  • COBRE Histology/Pathology/Immunology Core (HPIC) Director
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Boise VA Medical Center

Dr. Bauer’s decades-long career in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology has focused on the diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and prevention of human disease through classical and advanced biochemical analyses of body fluids and histological study of pathology specimens.

Margaret Doucette, DO, FABPM, CWSP

  • Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medical Director Wound Care and Limb Salvage
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation

Integra LifeSciences Research Project: Prevention of amputation in a high-risk population utilizing comprehensive care and amniotic tissue

Karl Madaras-Kelly, PharmD, MPH

  • Infectious Diseases Clinical Pharmacist
  • Boise VA Medical Center
  • Idaho Veterans Research & Education Foundation
  • Professor, College of Pharmacy Idaho State University-Meridian
  • CDC Subaward – University of Utah Research Project: Improving Outpatient Antibiotic Use Through Implementation and Evaluation of Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship
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