Department Welcomes Dr. Ryan Doster

 Dr. Ryan Doster joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology as joint faculty on October 1, 2022. He received his M.D. from Indiana University in Indianapolis and remained in Indianapolis to complete a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. He then completed a clinical fellowship in adult infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. During his clinical ID fellowship, he received his Ph.D. in Host-Microbe Interactions from the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Doster is NIH-funded to investigate how host metabolic disease impacts host-microbe interactions within the female reproductive tract. He has published his findings in top tier journals including Nature Communications, mBio, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, and the Journal of Infectious Diseases.