EDWARD SHAW, PHD 
Department of Bio-Medical Sciences - PCOM South Georgia 
Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Director, Biomedical Science Graduate Program


Dr. Edward Shaw received his BS in Biology  from Georgia Southwestern State University. After receiving his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health's Rocky Mountain Laboratories. He then spent four years as a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta before taking a faculty position at Oklahoma State University.

During his 15 years on the faculty at OSU, Dr. Shaw taught biology, immunology and graduate level courses in emerging infectious diseases and bacterial pathogenic mechanisms. He also directed an active research group studying the molecular mechanisms of obligate intracellular bacterial pathogens such as chlamydia, rickettsia, and coxiella. These unusual organisms can cause sexually transmitted, tick-borne, and Q fever diseases, respectively. He used his research to train numerous doctoral, masters and undergraduate students about these unusual disease causing organisms.

In 2019, Dr. Shaw joined the faculty of PCOM South Georgia as an associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology. 

Dr. Shaw’s intellectual interests lie in how bacteria interact with humans and animals to cause disease, as well as mechanisms and methodologies of teaching medical microbiology that can provide students with an understanding of these ever changing organisms. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, grilling, hunting and watching his children's sporting events.

Education

  • BS, Biology - Georgia Southwestern State University
  • PhD, Medical Microbiology and Immunology - University of South Alabama College of Medicine

Courses

Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Memberships

  • American Society for Rickettsiology
  • American Society for Microbiology

Grants

Current:

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R03 award. Role-PI. R03-1R03AI149144 - 01 “Reverse Evolution” Approach to Identify Coxiella burnetii Strategies of Intracellular Survival”. Award amount - $144,572 total costs. May 18, 2020 - May 17, 2022.

Previous:

Oklahoma State University, VPR Swinging for the Fences Award. Role-PI. “Establishing the Feasibility of Two Novel Approaches Towards a Q Fever Vaccine”. Award amount - $20,000. July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Role-Co-PI along with W. Picking. “Assessment of Type 4 Secretion System Proteins as Vaccines against Coxiella burnetii”. Award amount - $333,680 total costs. Oct 24, 2013 - Feb. 24, 2016.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) COBRE. Oklahoma for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases-Pilot Project. Role-PI. The Effect of “Avirulent” Rickettsial Infections on Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever Pathogenesis: Aerosol and Needle Inoculation. Award amount - $50,000 total costs over 10 months. September 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Contract award. Role PI with Susan Little, CoI. Task A13-“ Cultivating Currently Uncultivable Bacterial Pathogens”. Award amount - $378,232 total costs over 1 year. Shaw portion - $191,726. September 30, 2014 - September 29, 2015.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 award renewal. Role-PI. 2R15 AI072710-02A1 “Analysis of the Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion System During Infection”. Award amount - $347,163 total costs. August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2015.

Zinpro Corporation. Research Agreement. Role-PI. “Analysis of C. burnetii Phase II (avirulent) in Colostrum Whey: The Effect of H2O2 Treatment on Subsequent C. burnetii Infectivity”. Award amount - $22,645. May 30, 2013 - August 31, 2013.

Zinpro Corporation. Research Agreement. Role-PI.“Coxiella burnetii Inactivation by Heat”. Award amount - $23,924 total costs. June 1, 2012 - August 31, 2012.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research. Role-PI. For support and training of Devin Leslie (undergraduate). Supplement to R15 (E.I.S-PI). “Analysis of the Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion System During Infection”. Award amount - $22,000 total costs. August 1, 2012 - July 30, 2014.

DOD, subcontract from University Multispectral Lab. Role-subcontract PI. “Analysis of Coxiella burnetii growth in cultured mammalian cells after hypochlorite exposure”. Total award, $83,088. May - December, 2011.

DOD, subcontract from University Multispectral Lab. Role-subcontract PI. “Analysis of Coxiellae and Rickettsiae sp. growth in cultured mammalian cells after hypochlorite exposure”. Total award, $51,692. May, 2010 - May, 2011.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 award. Role-PI. R15 AI072710-01 “Analysis of the Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion System During Infection”. Award amount - $215,000 total costs over 3 years. 2007.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Equipment Supplement. Role-PI. Supplement to R15 (E.I.S-PI). “Analysis of the Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion System During Infection”. Award amount - $52,000 (total costs). March 30, 2009.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research. Role-PI. For support and training of Brian Herrin (undergraduate). Supplement to R15 (E.I.S-PI). “Analysis of the Coxiella burnetii Type IV Secretion System During Infection”. Award amount - $38,514 (total costs). April 1, 2008 - March 30, 2010.

OSU-Big XII Faculty Fellowship Program Award. Role-PI. Coxiella burnetii-host cell molecular interactions. Award amount - $2,422.00.

College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Proposal. Award amount - $8,392.00. July, 2006.

NSF-EPSCOR Summer Research Proposal. Role-PI. Summer 2005. Award amount - $16,783.00.

 

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