Ron Garner, PhD
- BS, Marine Biology, North Carolina State University
- MS, Microbiology, North Carolina State University
- PhD, Immunology, Virginia Polytechic and State University
- NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Immunology/Medical Mycology, Tulane University
Dr. Garner’s research examines various immune modifications initiated by pharmacological treatments, surgical injury, autoimmunity, cancer or other infections. He is particularly interested in new microbial niches created by immune modulation. Pathogens of interest are Candida, Pneumocystis and Aspergillus. Dr. Garner’s early work correlated cancer induced immune dysfunction with functional variation in macrophage populations, now recognized as the M1 and M2 macrophage subsets. He has also discovered a direct link between macrophage dysfunction and endometriosis.