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Robin Chamberland, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director of the SSM St. Louis Network Microbiology Laboratory


Ph.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008


American Board of Medical Microbiology

Research Interests

Antimicrobial resistance in S. aureus, as well as bacterial toxins and their interaction with the host innate immune system, particularly in the setting of S. aureus necrotizing pneumonia


PubMed Listing

Shakir I.A., N.H. Patel, R.R. Chamberland, and S.G. Kaar. 2015. Investigation of cell phones as a potential source of bacterial contamination in the operating room. J Bone Joint Surg Am. Feb 4;97(3):225-31.

Chamberland, R.R., C.D. Burnham, G.A. Storch, R. Jackups, and C.D. Doern. 2014. Prevalence and Seasonal Distribution of Norovirus Detection in Stools Submitted From Pediatric Patients for Enteric Pathogen Testing. Journal of the Ped Inf Dis Society. 3(3).

Chamberland, R.R. and L. F. Westblade, 2014. Molecular Medical Microbiology, 2nd edition, Edited by Max Sussman, Chapter 27, Survival Strategies of Extracellular Bacterial Pathogens in the Human Body.

Chamberland R.R., E. McElvania TeKippe, C.A .Burnham, D.J. Kennedy.  2013. Renal abscess caused by a Providencia stuartii isolate biochemically misidentified as Pasteurella. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51(8):2775-7.

Westblade, L., R.R. Chamberland, D. MacCannell, R. Collins, E. Dubberke, W. Dunne, and C. Burnham. 2013. Development and Evaluation of a Novel, Semi-Automated Clostridium difficile Typing Platform. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 51(2):621-4.

Kebaier, C., R.R. Chamberland, I.C. Allen, X. Gao, P.M. Broglie, J.D. Hall, C. Jania, C.M. Doerschuk, S.L. Tilley, and J.A. Duncan. 2012. Staphylococcus aureus α-Hemolysin Mediates Virulence in a Murine Model of Severe Pneumonia Through Activation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome. Journal of Infectious Diseases 205(5):807-17.

Craven, R.R., L.R. Hamilton, C.O. Deetz, W.M. Dunne Jr. 2011. Postmortem Analysis and the Role of the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Academic Forensic Pathology 2011 1 (1):32-38.

Burnham, C.D., R.R. Craven, W.M. Dunne Jr. 2011. Laboratory Detection of Vancomycin Nonsusceptible Staphylococcus aureus. Current Protocols in Microbiology 22:17.6.1-17.6.5.

Huang, M.T., B.L. Mortensen, D.J. Taxman, R.R. Craven, S.Taft-Benz, T.M. Kijek, J.R. Fuller, B.K. Davis, I.C. Allen, W.J. Brickey, Gris D, H. Wen, T.H. Kawula, and J.P. Ting. 2010. Deletion of ripA Alleviates Suppression of the Inflammasome and MAPK by Francisella tularensis. Journal of Immunology 185(9):5476-85.

Craven, R.R., C.J. Weber, R.A. Jennemann, and W.M. Dunne Jr. 2010. Evaluation of a Chromogenic Agar for Detection of Group B Streptococcus in Pregnant Women. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 48(9):3370-1.

Gris D., Z. Ye, H.A. Iocca, H. Wen, R.R. Craven, P. Gris, M. Huang, M. Schneider, S.D. Miller, and J.P. Ting. 2010. NLRP3 Plays a Critical Role in the Development of ExperimentalAutoimmune Encephalomyelitis by Mediating Th1 and Th17 Responses. Journal of Immunology 185(2):974-81.

Craven, R.R., X. Gao, I.C. Allen, D. Gris, J. Bubeck Wardenburg, E. McElvania-Tekippe, J.P. Ting, and J.A. Duncan. 2009. Staphylococcus aureus alpha-hemolysin activates the NLRP3-inflammasome in human and mouse monocytic cells. PLoS One 4(10):e7446.

Williams, J.C., R.R. Craven, H.S. Earp, T.H. Kawula, and G.H. Matsushima. 2009. TAM receptors are dispensable in the phagocytosis and killing of bacteria. Cellular Immunology 259(2):128-34.

Hall, J.D., M.D. Woolard, B.M. Gunn, R.R. Craven, S. Taft-Benz, J.A. Frelinger, and T.H. Kawula. 2008. Infected host cell repertoire and cellular response in the lung following inhalation of Francisella tularensis Schu S4, LVS, or U112. Infection and Immunity 76(12):5843-52.

Fuller, J.R., R.R. Craven, J.D. Hall, T.M. Kijek, S. Taft-Benz, and T.H. Kawula. 2008. RipA, a cytoplasmic membrane protein conserved among Francisella species, is required for intracellular survival. Infection and Immunity 76(11):4934-43.