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Makiko Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Makiko Kobayashi, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Makiko Kobayashi, Ph.D.
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Infectious Diseases

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd, Marvin Graves Bldg., Rm 4.314
Galveston, Texas 77555-0435
Phone: 409.747.2209
Fax: 409.772.6527
Email: mkobayas@utmb.edu


Degree/Training Completed Year Name & Location
B.S. 1985 Tohoku Pharmaceutical University,
Sendai, Japan
M.S. 1987 Tohoku Pharmaceutical University,
Sendai, Japan
Ph.D. 1990 Tohoku Pharmaceutical University,
Sendai, Japan
Post Doctoral 1994 The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas


  • Host defense against fungal infections
  • Antimicrobial peptides

Research Interests

Dr. Kobayashi's research activities have been in the area of opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts, including gut bacteria-associated infectious complications, systemic Candida albicans infection, skin MRSA infection and Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound infections. Also, her research focuses on mechanisms underlining the inhibition of skin antimicrobial peptide production and biology of M2b macrophages. Utilizing this research will result in treatment options for patients suffering with opportunistic infections.

Select Publications

Kobayashi, M., Yoshida, T., Takeuchi, D., Jones, V.C., Shigematsu, K., Herndon, D.N., Suzuki, F. Gr-1+CD11b+ cells as an accelerator of sepsis stemming from Pseudomonas aeruginosa wound infection in thermally injured mice. J. Leukoc. Biol., 83: 1354-1362, 2008.
Kobayashi, M., Takahashi, H., Sanford, A.P., Herndon, D.N., Pollard, R.B., Suzuki, F. An increase in the susceptibility of burned patients to infectious complications due to impaired production of macrophage inflammatory protein 1α. J. Immunol., 169: 4460-4466, 2002.

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