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Joshua Burns, PhD

Joshua Burns, PhD

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiology and Immunology

Dr. Joshua Burns is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at ARCOM. Dr. Burns obtained a BS in chemistry from Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO and completed a Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Missouri. During his graduate work, Dr. Burns studied the clostridial neurotoxin family of protein toxins. Upon completing his graduate studies, he accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. As a postdoc he continued his study of bacterial toxins, working with the cholesterol dependent cytolysin family of pore forming toxins. Additionally, Dr. Burns spent 7 years working as a microbiology technician in a large clinical micro lab and has taught and mentored graduate and undergraduate students.

Education

  • Postdoctoral research – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences center (2016-2019)
  • Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Missouri- Columbia (2016)
  • BS in Chemistry, Lindenwood University (2010)

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Microbiology
  • Bacterial toxins
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Medical education