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Bettina Fries Professor Infectious Disease School of Medicine

Biography

Bettina Fries is a nationally recognized physician-scientist in the field of microbiology. The focus of her research is on the pathogenesis of chronic infection by the pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans, as well as investigations on the efficacy of anti-infective antibodies. She has been investigating both the host response to chronic C neoformans infection and the molecular mechanisms that allow the fungus to change based on the host response. She is also focused on the development of monoclonal antibodies against Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) and Klebsiella pneumonia.

Education

  • Fellowship and Residency, Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein COM
  • MD, Albert Ludwig Universitaet Freiburg

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