Richard Isaacson, MS, PhD

Richard Isaacson

Contact Info

isaac015@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-624-0701

Mailing Address:
300B Veterinary Science Building
1971 Commonwealth Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

PhD, University of Illinois

MS, University of Illinois

BS, University of Illinois

Summary

Expertise

Microbiology and swine microbiome analysis

Research

Research Summary/Interests

My laboratory is studying the molecular basis of pathogenesis of two pathogens: Escherichia coli and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium. We focus on microbial populations (the microbiome) in the intestines of pigs in response to treatment with an antimicrobial growth promoter. A major conclusion from this work is that tylosin may accelerate the maturation of the adult gut microbiome and this facilitates growth promotion. We also are examining the interaction of two pathogens, Salmonellaenterica and Lawsonia intracellularis with the pig gut microbiome that leads to increased shedding of S. enterica.

Publications