Department of Microbiology and the College
Howard Shuman is researching the biology of bacterial pathogens and the origins and functions of virulence determinants. He uses a variety of approaches, including bacterial genetics and genomics, transcriptome studies, and cell biology, to understand how bacteria acquire virulence determinants and deploy them to succeed as pathogens. As a coauthor, his most recent publication is “ArgR Regulated Genes Are Depressed in the Legionella-Containing Vacuole.”
His most recent awards include the 2008 Distinguished Lecture Series, Rocky Mountain Lab, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; 2009 Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and 2010 Karin Ippen-Ihler Memorial Lecturer, Texas A&M Health Sciences.
Shuman holds a BS in microbiology (honors) from the University of Massachusetts and a PhD in biological chemistry from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University.
Shuman joined the University of Chicago faculty in 2010.