Matthew Wargo Ph.D.

University of Vermont

Dr. Wargo received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 2005 examining the regulation of ciliary motility. He was a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Deborah Hogan at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth from 2005 to 2009 and was co-mentored by Dr. Laurie LeClair (Whittaker) at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine from 2007-2009, studying virulence factor regulation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and impact on lung function, the last year for which he was funded with a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2009, Dr. Wargo joined the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, and recently was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, where his lab investigates the interaction of opportunistic Gram-negative pathogens with mammalian lung surfactant. Dr. Wargo is the author/co-author on more than 50 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters, and reviews manuscripts for PLoS Pathogens, Journal of Bacteriology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, and Infection and Immunity, among many others.