College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
Dr. Wakeman is a microbiologist investigating the effect of environment and interspecies interactions on microbial physiology. In particular, she is interested in studying the development of polymicrobial communities at the host-pathogen interface and the mechanisms by which microbial interactions can influence disease persistence and severity. To conduct these studies, she employs a variety of methodologies ranging from biochemistry and molecular biology to genetics and animal infection models. Dr. Wakeman received her PhD in Molecular Microbiology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Prior to joining TTU, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Recent Scholarship: Wakeman, C.A., Moore, J.L., Noto, M.J., Zhang, Y., Singleton, M.D., Prentice, B.M., Gilston, B.A., Doster, R.S., Gaddy, J.A., Chazin, W.J., Caprioli, R.M., and Skaar, E.P. (2016) The innate immune protein calprotectin promotes Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus interaction. Nature Communications.