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.
2017 Most Valuable Professor: Microbiology, Ross University School of Medicine
2013 Basic Sciences Teacher of the Year, Wake Forest School of Medicine
2012 “Friends of Students” Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Class of 2015
2011 Research Excellence Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine
2010 “Friends of Students” Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Class of 2013
2009 “Friends of Students” Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Class of 2012
N. Levi-Polyachenko, C. Young, C. MacNeil, A. Braden, S. Reid (2014). Eradicating Streptoccocus biofilms using functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Int. J. Hyperther.30:490.
Roberts, A. L., Connolly, K. L., Doern, C. D., Holder, R. C., and S. D. Reid. (2010). Loss of the group A Streptococcus regulator Srv decreases biofilm formation in vivo in an otitis media model of infection. Infect Immun. 78:4800-8.
Reid, S. D., Hong, W., Dew, K. E., Winn, D. R., Pang, B., Watt, J., Glover, D. T., Hollingshead, S. K., and W. E. Swords. (2009). Streptococcus pneumoniae forms surface-attached communities in the middle ear of experimentally infected chinchillas. J Infect Dis 199:786-94.
Doern, C. D., Holder, R. C. and S. D. Reid. (2008). Point mutations within the streptococcal regulator of virulence (Srv) alter protein-DNA interactions and Srv function. Microbiology 154, 1998-2007.
Reid, S. D., Lee, A. G. and J. M. Musser. (2004). Identification of srv, a PrfA-like regulator of group A Streptococcus that influences virulence. Infect. Immun. 72:1799-1803.
Reid, S. D., Green, N. M., Buss, J. K., Lei, B., and J. M. Musser. (2001). Multilocus analysis of extracellular putative virulence proteins made by group A Streptococcus: population genetics, human serologic response, and gene transcription. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 98:7552-7557.
Reid, S. D., Herbelin, C. J., Bumbaugh, A. C., Selander, R. K., and T. S. Whittam. (2000). Parallel evolution of virulence in pathogenic Escherichia coli. Nature. 406:64-67.