Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Jim Cassat received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where his doctoral work focused on comparative genomics and transcriptional profiling of Staphylococcus aureus. He then completed residency in Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt. Jim’s postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Skaar examined the bacterial virulence factors used by S. aureus to colonize and destroy bone. In 2014, Jim joined Vanderbilt faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, where his lab studies host-pathogen interactions during osteomyelitis, and how infection and inflammation perturb musculoskeletal cell biology.
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Friday, October 4
3:15 PM – 3:40 PM