Sarah E.F. D'Orazio
Sarah E.F. D'Orazio, Ph.D.
Dr. D’Orazio is currently an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at the University of Kentucky. She performed her graduate work in the field of Bacterial Pathogenesis at the University of Miami, and then did post-doctoral training in Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. D’Orazio has over 16 years experience investigating the food borne human pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. Research in her lab is focused on the complex interplay between the virulence strategies of intracellular bacterial pathogens and the protective immune responses of the host. The long-term goal of her research studies is to better understand who is most at risk for developing life-threatening systemic listeriosis following the ingestion of L. monocytogenes-contaminated food products.