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Larry S Schlesinger, MD
Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics
Microbiology Administration
Environmental Health Sciences
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dr. Schlesinger joined the faculty in 2002. He is a member of the Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program, and is a recipient of awards from the American Lung Association, Department of Veterans Affairs, and NIH for work with M. tuberculosis. He is a recipient of a 1993 ICAAC Young Investigator Award and has served as Chair of the Tuberculosis section for the American Society for Microbiology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

Special Interests

Dr. Schlesinger's clinical interest is in Tuberculosis and Non-tuberculous mycobacterial infections. His research interest is in human mononuclear phagocyte interactions with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. He studies the influence of mycobacterial surface glycolipids on complement activation and binding to phagocytes. He also studies the mechanism of phagocytosis of mycobacteria by macrophages, the interacellular trafficking of mycobacteria, and the regulation of macrophage surface receptors. His recent work focuses on pulmonary models of the innate immune response to mycobacteria, use of current molecular approaches to making knock-out strains of bacteria, and in iron metabolism in M. tuberculosis-infected macrophages.

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