Bradley Ford, PhD, MD


Medical Director. Clinical Microbiology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology  - Clinical Pathology

Contact Information

Primary Office: C606-B General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-356-2990



PhD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
MD, Medical Scientist Training Program, Stony Brook School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY

Residency, Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship, Medical and Public Health Microbiology, Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
Post Doctorate, Molecular Microbiology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Licensure and Certifications

Diplomate in Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
State of Iowa Medical License, Iowa Board of Medicine

Research Summary

Dr. Ford's research focuses on development of new clinical testing methods using a variety of next generation platforms.

Selected Publications

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Storm J, Ford B, Streit J.  Myocardial infection due to Fusobacterium necleatum.  Diagn Microbiol Infec Dis.  2013 December. 77(4):373-5.

Pence M, Sharon J, Tekippe M, Pakalniskis B, Ford B, Burnham C.  Two cases of Kerstersia gyiorum isolated from sites of chronic infection.  Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  2013 June. 51(6):2001-04.

Ford B, Burnham C.  Optimization of routine identification of clinically relevant gram-negative bacteria by use of matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry and the bruker biotyper.  Journal of clinical microbiology.  2013 May. 51(5):1412-20.

Brosnahan A, Merriman J, Salgado-Pabón W, Ford B, Schlievert P.  Enterococcus faecalis inhibits superantigen toxic shock syndrome toxin-1-induced interleukin-8 from human vaginal epithelial cells through tetramic acids.  PLosONE.  2013 April. 8(4):e61255.

Guiton P, Hannan T, Ford B, Caparon M, Hultgren S.  Enterococcus faecalis overcomes foreign body-mediated inflammation to establish urirnary tract infections.  Infection and immunity.  2013 January. 81(1):329-39.

Ford B, Verger D, Dodson K, Volkan E, Kostakioti M, Elam J, Pinkner J, Waksman G, Hultgren S.  Structure of the PapD-PapGII pilin complex reveals an open and flexible P5 pocket.  Journal of bacteriology.  2012 December. 194(23):6390-7.

Dunne W, Westblade L, Ford B.  Next-generation and whole-genome sequencing in the diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratory.  European journal of clinical microbiology & infectious diseases: official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology.  2012 August. 31(8):1719-26.

Volkan E, Ford B, Pinkner J, Dodson K, Henderson N, Thanassi D, Waksman G, Hultgren S.  Domain activities of PapC usher reveal the mechanism of action of an Escherichia coli molecular machine.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  2012 June. 109(24):9563-8.

Han Z, Pinkner J, Ford B, Chorell E, Crowley J, Cusumano C, Campbell S, Henderson J, Hultgren S, Janetka J.  Lead optimization studies on FimH antagonists: discovery of potent and orally bioavailable ortho-substituted biphenyl mannosides.  Journal of medicinal chemistry.  2012 April. 55(8):3945-59.

Shu Q, Crick S, Pinkner J, Ford B, Hultgren S, Frieden C.  The E. coli CsgB nucleator of curli assembles to β-sheet oligomers that alter the CsgA fibrillization mechanism.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  2012 April. 109(17):6502-7.

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