Principal Investigator

  • Jennifer A. Gaddy, PhD

    Research Instructor
    Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University
    Research Scientist
    Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems, Dept. of Veterans Affairs

    Office Address
    Medical Center North
    1161 21St Avenue South
    Room / Suite
    A2200
    Nashville
    37232

    Lab Address
    Tennessee Valley Healthcare Systems U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs - F523-ACRE Building
    1310 24th Avenue South
    Nashville
    37212
    615-327-4751 X 67352

    Dr. Gaddy is currently junior faculty in the Dept. of Medicine at Vanderbilt University.  She completed undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry at Indiana University (East), and earned her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Miami University in the laboratory of Dr. Luis Actis (Dept. Chair), studying the contribution of biofilm formation and iron acquisition to Acinetobacter baumannii pathogenesis.  Dr. Gaddy completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of Dr. Timothy Cover (Professor), where she focused her research on the regulation of the Cag-Type IV secretion system in Helicobacter pylori.  Dr. Gaddy's work currently focuses on the contribution of zinc homeostasis to the regulation of bacterial pathogenesis.

Investigators

  • Eric Blanz, RT(R)

    Eric Blanz is currently a technician in the Gaddy Laboratory.

  • Ryan Doster, M.D.

    Fellow
    Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University

    Dr. Doster is currently a fellow in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Dept. of Medicine) and is also enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (co-mentored by Dr. David Aronoff & Dr. Jennifer Gaddy).  Dr. Doster’s research is focused on how Streptococcus agalactiae evades the immune system and promotes chorioamnionitis.

  • Kathryn P. Haley, PhD

    Post-doctoral fellow
    Infectious Diseases - Vanderbilt University

    Kathryn P. Haley, Ph.D. (Post-doctoral fellow)

    Dr. Haley completed her Ph.D. in Microbiology at Vanderbilt University in the laboratory of Dr. Eric P. Skaar in 2013.  Dr. Haley’s current research project focuses on how micronutrients influence the biogenesis of flagella and cag T4SS pili in Helicobacter pylori. 

    Darth Vader is not a member of the Gaddy Lab.  Yet.