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Bill Sullivan

Bill Sullivan is Showalter Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. His research is centered on infectious disease and anti-infective agents.

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Flesh-eating bacteria and the beach

Every summer we hear terrifying reports about people who went for a swim, only to find themselves fighting for life and limb in the hospital a few days later. These people are the unfortunate victims of necrotizing fasciitis, a rapidly-progressing infection caused by certain bacteria. These bacteria interfere with blood circulation, which leads to the […]

Bill Sullivan  |  Sep 09, 2019

Depriving Parasites of Their Shelter From The Storm

Here in the Midwest, we are well aware of the value that storm shelters provide during threatening weather. This survival strategy is not lost on parasites that invade our bodies:  they also seek shelter after detecting a threat. When our immune system challenges them, they cope with this stress by entering a latent stage, which […]

Bill Sullivan  |  Dec 13, 2017