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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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Paula Revell, Ph.D.Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D.
  • B.A.


  • Washington University School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training

  • Washington University School of Medicine


  • Clinical and Molecular Microbiology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Microbiology

Area of Interest

  • Microbiology and infectious disease diagnostics

Current Position

  • Director of Microbiology Laboratories
  • Director of Molecular Microbiology

Professional Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Pediatrics

Other Positions

  • Director of Microbiology, Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Professional Organization Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Association for Molecular Pathology
  • Member of ASM Laboratory Practice Committee

Representative Publications

  • T. McCavit, S. Grube, P. Revell , and C.T. Quinn. Bordetella holmesii bacteremia in children with sickle cell disease: an emerging pathogen. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2008 Dec;51(6):814-6.
  • Dundas N, Leos N, Mitui M, Revell PA , Rogers BB. Comparison of Automated Extraction Methods to Laboratory Gold Standard. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. 2008 Jul;10(4):311-6.
  • Christina A. Arnold, Dinesh Rakheja, Michael A. Arnold, John M. Peters, Neil J. Fernandes, Norma M. Quintanilla, Arthur G. Weinberg, Paula Revell , and Dominick C. Cavuoti. Unsuspected, Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis without Maternofetal Morbidity Diagnosed by Placental Examination: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2008; 46:e119-23.
  • Lisa M Sutton, Rita Gander, Paula Revell , and Paul Southern. Travel-Related Fever Due to An Emerging Infection. Lab Medicine. 2008 Feb; 39(2): 2-5.
  • Ardura MI, Mejias A, Katz KS, Revell P , McCracken GH, Sanchez PJ. Daptomycin Therapy for Invasive Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections in Children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Dec; 26(12): 1128-1132.
  • Paula A. Revell . Avian Influenza A (H5N1): Pandemic Potential and the Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Lab Medicine. 2007 Dec; 38(12):740-743.
  • Revell PA , Grossman WJ, Thomas DA, Cao X, Behl R, Ratner JA, Lu ZH, Ley TJ. Granzyme B and the downstream granzymes C and/or F are important for cytotoxic lymphocyte functions. J Immunol. 2005 Feb 15;174(4):2124-31.
  • Joy Loh, Dori A. Thomas, Paula A. Revell , Timothy J. Ley, Herbert W. Virgin IV. Granzymes and Caspase 3 Play Important Roles in Control of Gammaherpesvirus Latency. JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY, Nov. 2004, p. 12519-12528.
  • Handley, S.A., Dube, P.H, Revell, PA , and Miller, V.L. Characterization of Y. enterocolitica infection in three different strains of inbred mice. Infect Immun. 2004 Mar;72(3):1645-56.
  • Grossman WJ, Revell PA , Lu ZH, Johnson H, Bredemeyer AJ, Ley TJ. The orphan granzymes of humans and mice. Curr Opin Immunol. 2003 Oct;15(5):544-52.
  • Dube, P.H., Handley, S.A., Revell, PA , and Miller, V.L. The rovA mutant of Y. enterocolitica displays differential degrees of virulence depending upon the route of infection. Infection and Immunity. 71(6): 3512-20, 2003.
  • Revell, PA , and Miller, VL. Yersinia virulence: More than a plasmid. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 205(2): 159-164, 2001.
  • Dube, PH., * Revell, PA., * Chaplin, DD., Lorenz, RG., and Miller, VL. A role for IL-1a in inducing pathologic inflammation during bacterial infection. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 98(19): 10880-10885, 2001. * PHD and PAR contributed equally to this work.
  • Revell, PA. , and Miller, VL. A chromosomally encoded regulator is required for expression of the Y. enterocolitica inv gene and for virulence. Mol. Microbiol., 35(3): 677-685, 2000.
  • Ha-Lee, YM., Dillon, K., Kosaras, B., Sidman,
  • R., Revell, P. , Fujinami, R., Chow, M. Mode of spread to and within the central nervous system after oral infection of neonatal mice with the DA strain of Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus. Journal of Virology, 69(11): 7354-7361, 1995.

Paula Revell, Ph.D.

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