Connie Gebhart, PhD

Connie Gebhart

Contact Info

gebha001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-3444

Mailing Address:
334 Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
1333 Gortner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108

PhD, University of Minnesota

MS, University of Minnesota

BS, North Dakota State University

Summary

Expertise

Molecular diagnostics, molecular epidemiology, and pathogenesis of bacterial diseases. 

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Research in my laboratory addresses pathogenic bacteria of veterinary importance, specifically the fastidious, novel, or newly emerging. My research has focused on the obligately intracellular bacterium Lawsonia intracellularis and the novel porcine pathogen Brachyspira hampsonii. In particular, my laboratory was instrumental in identifying these new pathogenic species and continues to be active in studying all facets of these exceptional bacteria. Current research seeks to understand how L. intracellularis causes proliferation of enterocytes, by exploring processes such as interference with apoptosis, mechanism(s) of intracellular survival, alteration of normal cellular differentiation, and effect(s) on the enterocytes’ normal cell cycles.

Publications