Stuart Thompson

Professor

Stuart Thompson

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine: Infectious Disease

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology and Diagnostic Sciences

Bio

Dr. Thompson studies bacterial pathogenesis, with a current emphasis on the gastrointestinal pathogens Campyplobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori, including the molecular mechanisms underlying gene regulation, motility, and biofilm formation.

  • (706) 721-7277
  • (706) 721-4517
  • CB 2607

Education

  • Ph.D., Genetics, General University of North Carolina -, 1992

  • BS, Microbiology, General Purdue University, 1982

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award in Basic Science Medical College of Georgia Faculty Senate, 2001

  • Young Investigator Award 10th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms, 1999

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8240

    Intro to Imm/Inf Disease
  • OBMP 9210

    Invest of Problem

Teaching Interests

Bacterial pathogenesis; Bacterial genetics

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Campylobacter jejuni annotated diguanylate cyclase CbrR is a novel regulator of flagellar motility., 2022
    Other
  • The Campylobacter jejuni response regulator and cyclic-di-GMP binding CbrR is a novel regulator of flagellar motility, 2022
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Indoleamine 2,3 Dioxygenase, Age, and Immune Activation in People Living with HIV, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Binding of Campylobacter jejuni FliW Adjacent to the CsrA RNA-Binding Pockets Modulates CsrA Regulatory Activity., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Editorial: Developments in Campylobacter, Helicobacter & Related Organisms Research - CHRO 2019., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Campylobacter infections; Helicobacter pylori; bacterial pathogenesis; gene regulation; flagellar motility; biofilms

Department Service

  • Webmaster, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2001 - 2013

    Role: Other
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2007 - 2008

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2006

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Search Committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2005

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Faculty search committee, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 2002

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • The Graduate School, Dissertation Reader for Nicole Lopez, Ph.D. student 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Linah Shahoumi 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Mohamed Meghil 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Ph.D. Advisory Committee for Ranya Elsayed 2016 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, Master’s in Oral Biology Thesis Committee for Mitul Patel - 2016

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Subcommittee on COVID-19 human subject research studies 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Volunteer, Augusta University Healing Arts Program (guitar and vocals), Augusta University Cancer Center Clinic and Infusion Clinic 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2002 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Institutional Biosafety Committee 2017 - 2023

    Role: Chairperson
  • Basic Science Working Group, advisory to President Dr. Brooks Keel 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Institutional Biosafety Committee, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, University of Georgia 2022 - Present

    Role: Member
  • External Institutional Biosafety Committee review, WCG Biosafety 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology 2010 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Frontiers in Microbiology 2022 - 2022

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Journal of Basic Microbiology 2022 - 2022

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article