Introduction to the Hendrixson Laboratory

We are a basic science research laboratory in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.  A major initiative of our research program is analyzing and understanding various aspects of the biology of Campylobacter jejuni, a bacterium that is a major worldwide cause of diarrheal disease in humans.  In addition, C. jejuni is a harmless, commensal organism of the intestines of many wild and agriculturally-important animals.   Our laboratory analyzes various aspects of the biology of C. jejuni, including its genetic mechanisms, colonization ability, virulence potential, and other important processes and traits.

Back row:  Paul Luethy and Joe Boll.  Front Row: Angelica Barrero-Tobon, Deb Ribardo, Dave Hendrixson, and CJ Gulbronson.

Picture by Sheleza Mohamed.  Thanks, Sheleza!

   Interactions of C jejuni with various hosts and outcomes of infection.