Dr. Michael Lee has been named as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Dr. Joseph Petrosino has been named chair of the Department of Molecular Virology and Microbiology.
A grant will fund Baylor research to study mucosal infection (bacteria, viruses and parasites) through the use of genomics and organoid model systems – cell-derived, in vitro 3D organ models that enable the study of biological processes.
A team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas at Austin has applied an unconventional approach that used bacteria to discover human proteins that can lead to DNA damage and promote cancer.
Using a multidisciplinary approach, an international team of researchers from several institutions reveals that complex interactions between sugars and the microbiome in human milk influence neonatal rotavirus infection.
In a recent study, researchers combined clinical and laboratory studies to show the PPM1D gene can confer blood cells exposed to the chemotherapy agent cisplatin a survival advantage that might favor the development of leukemia years later.