Biochem/Redox seminar to feature UNMC dean

Dr. Brad Britigan
Dr. Brad Britigan

The Feb. 28 Biochemistry/Redox Biology Center seminar series will feature a presentation by Brad Britigan, dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Medicine. The lectures in the series are free and open to faculty, staff and students.

The lecture begins at 4 p.m. in room N172 of the Beadle Center. The talk is titled "Pseudomonas Secretory Products, Oxygen Radicals, and Lung Injury."

Britigan’s research focuses on defining the role of oxygen radical production and iron metabolism in host-pathogen interactions and in inflammatory tissue injury. A variety of pathogens have been the target of these studies, but much of his recent work has centered on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Britigan received his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., in 1976 and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Southern Califonia in 1980. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Rhode Island Hospital (1980-1983) and a clinical and research fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a faculty member at the University of Iowa (1987-2004), where he served as director of division of infectious diseases (1994 to 2004). In 2004, Britigan was named chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinatti. He joined UNMC in July 2011.