Matthew Wolfgang Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dr. Wolfgang obtained his PhD at the University of Michigan and completed his postdoctoral studies under the mentorship Dr. Stephen Lory at the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School, where he was supported by a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Wolfgang is currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Marsico Lung Institute/CF Center. His PhD and postdoctoral training concentrated on cellular and molecular biology in the context of host-pathogen interactions. For the past 15 years his research has focused on the pathogenesis of bacterial respiratory infections. His research group is currently pursuing two major area of investigation. The first interest focuses on the molecular mechanisms employed by the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa to detect and respond to the host lung environment during acute and chronic pulmonary infection. The second interest involves translational research focusing on the role of bacterial communities and polymicrobial infections in chronic airway disease.