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Sara M. Dann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Sara M. Dann, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Sara M. Dann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd, Marvin Graves Bldg., Rm 4.210
Galveston, Texas 77555-0435
Phone: 409.747.4210
Fax: 409.772.6527
Email: smdann@utmb.edu


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.S. 1995 University of California, Riverside, California
M.S. 1999 University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
Ph.D. 2005 University of Texas, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
Postdoctoral Training 2008 University of California, San Diego, California


Dr. Dann's research focuses on understanding the interaction of enteric pathogens with the host mucosal immune system. Her goals are aimed at defining the role of common parasites, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium, in intestinal inflammation and the involvement of innate immunity in this process. She is currently studying how dendritic cells and other innate cells initiate immune responses while maintaining intestinal tolerance. Understanding these processes will allow her to dissect the mechanisms involved in microbial-triggered colitis in genetically-susceptible hosts. Her findings might have very direct implications for the design of improved therapeutic and preventive strategies for the treatment of IBD.

Research Interests

  • Enteric Pathogens
  • Giardia and Cryptosporidium

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