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Aihua Tang, PhD

Assistant Professor
(601) 984-1713

PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Research interests

  • Role of proteases in the pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa corneal infection
  • Characterization of novel virulence mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus
  • Development of therapies against bacterial ocular infections

Other activities

  • Director of the Bacterial Surveillance Laboratory, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Member of the American Society for Microbiology
  • Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Selected publications

  • Guillon A, Brea D, Morello E, Tang A, Jouan Y, Ramphal R, Korkmaz B, Perez-Cruz M, Trottein F, O'Callaghan RJ, Gosset P, Si-Tahar M. Pseudomonas aeruginosa proteolytically alters the interleukin 22-dependent lung mucosal defense. Virulence.2016;28:1-11
  • Caballero AR, Foletti D, Bierdeman M, Tang A, Arana A, Hasa-Moreno A, Sangalang E, O’Callaghan RJ. Effectiveness of alpha-toxin Fab monoclonal antibody therapy in limiting the pathology of Staphylococcus aureus keratitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014; 9:1-7.