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Dr. McAleer received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, studying the influence of bacterial toxins on T cell activation. His postdoctoral training at Louisiana State University and the University of Pittsburgh included investigating the role of antimicrobial peptides in pulmonary host defense and the regulation of T cell immunity by commensal bacteria, the symbiotic inhabitants of our gastrointestinal tract. In 2014, Dr. McAleer joined MUSOP as an assistant professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focuses on how the interactions between diet, microbiota and genetics influence susceptibility to infectious or chronic inflammatory diseases.
Dr. McAleer’s teaching responsibilities include PHAR 542 (Immunology and Microbiology) and PHAR 741 (Therapeutic Endocrinology).
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