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William R. Bishai, MD

  • Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • School of Medicine (Primary)
  • International Health (Joint)
    • Division: Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

1550 Orleans Street
CRB-II, Room 108
Baltimore, Maryland 21287


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MD, Harvard Medical School, 1989
PhD, Harvard Medical School, 1989
MPhil, Cambridge University, 1983


Tuberculosis pathogenesis Anti-TB drugs Animal models of TB and other respiratory pathogens

  • Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Impact of Genome Information on Tuberculosis Research
  • 1: Jain SK, Hernandez-Abanto SM, Cheng QJ, Singh P, Ly LH, Klinkenberg LG, Morrison NE, Converse PJ, Nuermberger E, Grosset J, McMurray DN, Karakousis PC, Lamichhane G, Bishai WR. Accelerated detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis genes essential for bacterial survival in guinea pigs, compared with mice. J Infect Dis. 2007 Jun 1;195(11):1634-42. Epub 2007 Apr 23. PMID: 17471433 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

  • 2: Lun S, Bishai WR. Characterization of a novel cell wall-anchored protein with carboxylesterase activity required for virulence in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Biol Chem. 2007 Jun 22;282(25):18348-56. Epub 2007 Apr 11. PMID: 17428787 [PubMed - in process]

  • 3: Williams EP, Lee JH, Bishai WR, Colantuoni C, Karakousis PC. Mycobacterium tuberculosis SigF regulates genes encoding cell wall-associated proteins and directly regulates the transcriptional regulatory gene phoY1. J Bacteriol. 2007 Jun;189(11):4234-42. Epub 2007 Mar 23. PMID: 17384187 [PubMed - in process]

  • 4: Anzueto A, Bishai WR, Pottumarthy S. Role of oral extended-spectrum cephems in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2007 Mar;57(3 Suppl):S31-8. PMID: 17349461 [PubMed - in process]

  • 5: Lamichhane G, Bishai W. Defining the 'survivasome' of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Nat Med. 2007 Mar;13(3):280-2. No abstract available. PMID: 17342137 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]