Paul Brett

Paul Brett


University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, USA







Network Investigator


Research Keywords: 

Melioidosis, Polysaccharides, Glycoconjugates, Subunit Vaccines



Dr. Paul J. Brett is a Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University. Research in his laboratory is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms used by Burkholderia pseudomallei to evade clearance by host immune defences. He has over 30 years of experience working with this important bacterial pathogen and has gained significant expertise in areas relating to Burkholderia genetics, pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, carbohydrate purification/characterization, glycoconjugate synthesis and the analysis of humoral/cellular immune responses. The main goal of his research is to identify correlates of antigen-induced immunity against B. pseudomallei and use this information to develop safe, affordable and effective melioidosis vaccines.


Key Publications:

Available on NCBI