Cindy Fuller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Cindy Fuller, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology who teaches in ARCOM and the MSB programs. Cindy holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, a master's from the University of Calgary, and a B.Sc. from Mississippi State University, all in Microbiology. She comes to ACHE from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR, where she mentored and taught undergraduates for 11.5 years, earning the Ellis College Teaching Award in 2020. She has been involved in a variety of microbiology research projects with the most recent focusing on antibiotic resistance in microbes in otter colons and on chicken farms.


  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • M.Sc., University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • B.Sc. Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS.
  • Accomplishments

  • 2020 Ellis College Teaching Award (HSU), serving as a research mentor for 20+ undergraduates at HSU, HSU Covid Task Force Student Training Video, survived my first semester of teaching medical and graduate students at ACHE!
  • Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Microbiology and Immunology Education
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • Microbial antagonism
  • Mechanisms of action of select agent toxins
  • Bacterial iron transport mechanisms
  • Emerging infectious diseases
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