Kent L. Buchanan, Ph.D.

Dr. Buchanan received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  He joined the OCU faculty in 2006.

Currently Teaching:

General Biochemistry; Introductory Genetics Introductory; Genetics Laboratory; Science, Technology and Society – Ecological Sustainability; Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology; Selected Concepts in Biology (for non-science majors); Directed Study – Microbial Genetics; Directed Study - Immunology

Research Interest:

Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis; Immunity against mycotic pathogens;  Effects of spaceflight on fungal virulence and morphology

Selected Publications:

Nielsen-Preiss, S., K.L. Buchanan, C. Woolley, J. McCracken, A. Crabbe, J. Barrila, S.C. Searles, C.M. Ott, M.-N. Gonzalez, J.W. Wilson, D. Pierson, H. Stefanyshyn-Piper, L. Hyman, and C.A. Nickerson.  (in preparation)  Spaceflight alters the morphology and global gene expression of Candida albicans.

Wilson, J., et al.  2007. Spaceflight alters bacterial gene expression and virulence and reveals role for global regulator Hfq. PNAS (USA) 104(41):16299-16304.

Olson, Gillian M., Deborah S. Fox, Ping Wang, J. Andrew Alspaugh, and Kent L. Buchanan. 2007. Role of protein O-mannosyltransferase Pmt4 in the morphogenesis and virulence of Cryptococcus neoformansEukaryotic Cell 6:222-234.

Uicker, W.C., J.P. McCracken, and K.L. Buchanan. 2006. The role of CD4+ T cells in a protective immune response against Cryptococcus neoformans in the central nervous system.  Med. Mycol. 44:1-11.

Buchanan, Kent L.  2005.  Innate and acquired immunity in Cryptococcus neoformans infections of the central nervous system.  In Fungal Immunology: From an Organ Perspective, P.L. Fidel, Jr., and G.B. Huffnagle, Eds.  Springer Publishers, New York, NY.

Uicker, W.C., H.A. Doyle, J.P. McCracken, M. Langlois, and K.L. Buchanan.  2005. Cytokine and chemokine expression in the central nervous system associated with protective cell-mediated immunity against Cryptococcus neoformans.   Med. Mycol.  43:27-38.



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Kent L. Buchanan, Ph.D.
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LO 206-A
2501 N. Blackwelder Ave Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone Number : 405.208.5038

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