CARRIE L. SHAFFER, PHD
Dr. Shaffer attended the University of Kentucky and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Biotechnology. She earned a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, NIH Postdoctoral Scholar). She began her appointment as an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the University of Kentucky Department of Veterinary Science in April 2017, and has joint appointments in the College of Medicine (Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics) and College of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutical Sciences). Dr. Shaffer is fascinated by the inner workings of bacterial secretion systems and mechanisms governing microbial pathogenesis. Her ultimate goal is to create a dynamic and creative laboratory environment that fosters the scientific development of the next generation of young investigators.