Dr. Hingley is a professor of microbiology with the Department of Bio-Medical Sciences. She teaches basic science lectures in virology, bacteriology and mycology for the DO program and the biomedical sciences program. Dr. Hingley is co-course director for the Reproductive Genitourinary and Obstetrics/Gynecologic Medicine (RGU/OB-GYN) course in the DO program. In addition, Dr. Hingley has developed case scenario exercises to supplement microbiology lecture material for the DO program.
Participate in DO courses:
Participate in Masters in Biomedical Sciences course – The Infectious Process
Dr. Hingley’s research is a collaborative study with Drs. Appelt, Little and Balin that examines a possible role for infectious agents in triggering Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Hingley’s primary involvement is to investigate consequences of Herpes simplex virus type 1 and Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of astrocytes, either as single or dual infections. Specifically, Dr. Hingley examines the ability of one pathogen to enhance or inhibit infectivity of the second pathogen in astrocyte coinfections, as well as the effects of the two pathogens, either alone or together, on the processing of amyloid precursor protein by infected astrocytes.
2007-2008 – CCDA Pilot Research Project: Development of a real-time PCR assay for the investigation of viral entry mechanisms
2008-2011 – Health Research Formula Fund: Entry Mechanisms of Mouse Hepatitis Virus, an animal model for multiple sclerosis
2010-2011 – CCDA Pilot Research Project: Changes in expression of genes associated with Alzheimer’s disease and β-amyloid processing due to infection of neuronal cells by Chlamydia pneumoniae and/or herpes simplex virus type 1