Dr. Sean Reid’s Ph.D. was awarded in 2000 by the Pennsylvania State University for research into the evolution of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli. He then joined the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as an Intramural Research Training Award Fellow in the Laboratory of Human Bacterial Pathogenesis located at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana. In 2003 he joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem North Carolina. There he continued his research into the pathogenesis of Streptococcus pyogenes and his teaching. Dr. Reid developed a robust research program while at Wake Forest and was supported by numerous federal and organizational grants. In addition to training numerous successful graduate students in his laboratory, he was selected for the School of Medicine Core Education Faculty where he served as Director of the Cellular and Subcellular Processes course taught to first year medical students. Dr. Reid also served on the Committee on Admissions and the Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education while at Wake Forest. Dr. Reid has published numerous papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals as well as articles and book chapters.
In 2014 Dr. Reid decided to pursue his love of teaching and joined the faculty of Ross University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.