Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Jennifer A Steele

Research Assistant Professor

Infectious disease, zoonoses, international health

Campus Phone:
508-887-4962
x84962

Education

  • PhD - Tufts University, 2011
  • DVM - University of Illinois, 2005
  • BS - University of Illinois, 2003

General Research Interests

  • Clostridium difficile

Selected Research Projects

  • A gnotobiotic piglet model of Clostridium difficile infection
  • The relative roles of Toxin A and Toxin B in Clostridium difficile infection

Teaching

  • Masters in Conservation Medicine: Research Skills I – Systematic Review and Analysis
  • DVM – Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • DVM – Immunology conferences
  • DVM – Histopathology laboratory
  • DVM – Problem based learning

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Steele J, Mukherjee J, Parry N, Tzipori S. Antibody against TcdB, but not TcdA, prevents development of gastrointestinal and systemic Clostridium difficile disease. J Infect Dis 2013; 207:323-30.
  • Steele J, Sponseller J, Schmidt D, Cohen O, Tzipori S. Hyperimmune bovine colostrum for treatment of GI infections: A review and update on Clostridium difficile. Human vaccines & immunotherapeutics 2013; 9.
  • Steele J, Chen K, Sun X, Zhang Y, Wang H, Tzipori S, Feng H. Systemic dissemination of Clostridium difficile toxins A and B is associated with severe, fatal disease in animal models.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012, 205(3):384-91.
  • Steele J, Mukherjee J, Parry N, Tzipori S. Antibody against TcdB, but not TcdA, prevents development of gastrointestinal and systemic Clostridium difficile disease.  Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012. In press.
  • Steele J, Feng H, Parry N, Tzipori S. Piglet models of acute or chronic Clostridium difficile illness. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010, 201:428-434.
  • He X, Wang J, Steele J, Sun X, Nie W, Tzipori S, et al. An ultrasensitive rapid immunocytotoxicity assay for detecting Clostridium difficile toxins. Journal of Microbiological Methods 2009, 78:97-100.