Dr. Michael Bechill

Assistant Professor of Biology

Email: mbechill@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – University of Toledo Medical Center, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Saint Francis, 2008

Expertise

  • Medical Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Host Pathogen Interaction

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana Academy of Science

Publications

  • Mulye M.D., Bechill M.B., Grose W., Ferreira V.P., Lafontaine E.L., Wooten R.M. – Delineating the importance of serum opsonins and the bacterial capsule in affecting the uptake and killing of Burkholderia pseudomallei by murine neutrophils and macrophages. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 2014
  • Bechill M.P., Wooten R.M. – Burkholderia pseudomallei lipopolysaccharide is unable to elicit inflammatory responses necessary for intracellular clearance by macrophages. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Bechill M.P., Mance A.A., Salari S., Isailovic D., Wooten R.M. – Comparative structural analysis of Burkholderia pseudomallei and Burkholderia thailandensis lipid A reveals unique species-specific composition. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Bechill M.P., Worth R.G., Wooten R.M., Yusen L., Pan Z.K. – Staphylococcus aureus induction of MAP kinase phosphatase-1: a critical negative regulator of inflammatory cytokine gene expression. Manuscript in preparation.

Presentations

  • 4th Annual Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, April 2013; Oral.
  • 2013 Graduate Research Forum, Toledo, OH, March 2013; Poster.
  • 19th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference, Milwaukee WI, September 2012; Poster.
  • 2012 Graduate Research Forum, Toledo, OH, March 2012; Poster.
  • 3rd Annual Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, December 2011; Oral.
  • 18th Annual Midwest Microbial Pathogenesis Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2011; Poster.
  • 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, March 2011; Poster.
  • 2011 Graduate Research Forum, Toledo, OH, March 2011; Poster.
  • 2nd Annual Ohio Center for Innovative Immunosuppressive Therapeutics Research Symposium, Columbus, OH, November 2010; Oral.
  • 2010 Graduate Research Forum, Toledo, OH, March 2010; Poster.
  • 1st Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, Toledo, OH, March 2010; Poster.

Community Service

  • University of Saint Francis Science Saturdays

Curriculum Vitae

View Michael Bechill’s curriculum vitae.