Charles Czuprynski

Picture of Charles CzuprynskiProfessor, Pathobiological Sciences,
School of Veterinary Medicine

1550 Linden Drive
(608) 263-6826
1311 Microbial Sciences Building

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  • BA 1976, Knox College; Biology
  • PhD 1980, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Medical Microbiology 
  • Postdoc 1983, National Jewish Hospital; Immunology

Research Interests

Pathogenesis of listeriosis and salmonellosis; Survival of pathogens in various food products; Biofilm formation; Bovine respiratory disease; Use of nanotechnology in wound healing; Immunotoxicology

Research Focus

The primary interest of our laboratory is studying mechanisms of resistance to bacterial infection. Under this broad heading major  projects include: 1) Host, bacterial and environmental factors that influence the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal listeriosis and salmonellosis; 2) Immunotoxicology – adverse effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons on bone marrow cells and hematopoiesis; 3) Bovine respiratory disease - focus on the effects of Mannheimia haemolytica and its leukotoxin on the activities of bovine leukocytes and lung cells; 4) Histophilus somni – adverse effects on bovine endothelial cells as it relates to vasculitis.

Recent Publications

Aspire BakeriesCampbell Soup CompanyFonterraGeneral MillsGreat LakesHormel Foods (Jennie-O Turkey Store)KerryKraft Foods (Oscar Mayer Foods)OSIPepsiCoSchreiber FoodsSugar CreekSwift Prepared FoodsTyson