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Joseph Dillard

Joseph Dillard

Expert on gene transfer and infection by the bacteria that cause gonorrhea and meningitis

Associate professor, medical microbiology and immunology School of Medicine and Public Health Work: 608-265-2837 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Gene transfer in bacteria, including spread of antibiotic resistance genes
  • Gonorrhea and related infections
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Bacterial cell wall


  • Funding from National Institutes of Health, 2002-present
  • Author of 22 peer-reviewed publications in bacterial genetics and infection
  • Meeting organizer: Peptidoglycan Symposium-The Great Wall, 2007; Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference, 2008; International Peptidoglycan Conference-Dynamics of Peptidoglycan Structure, 2010