Faculty Profile

Kathleen Shupe, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (Chair)

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KathleenShupe, Ph.D.

Kathleen Shupe, Ph.D.

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (Chair)

American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Dr. Shupe has been active in various research activities since receiving her B.A. in Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 1972, which ultimately led to her Ph.D. in microbiology/ molecular biology in 1982 at Texas A&M University. She subsequently undertook postgraduate fellowships in the Departments of Biology at both the University of Rochester and University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Shupe has to her credit an impressive list of research papers and abstracts.

From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Shupe was an assistant professor of biology at the University of Dallas, at Irving, Texas, where she designed and implemented courses in microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, public health, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, developmental biology (molecular aspects), and environmental biology, including associated labs. In her laboratory, she conducted research on novel anti-microbiological agents from plants for which she holds two patents.  She also had a joint appointment at the University of Texas at Arlington.

In the spring of 2002, she received her MPH in epidemiology from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth Texas. While working on that degree, she also was a lead epidemiologist with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology & Surveillance Division of the Texas Department of Health. Dr. Shupe joined the AUC faculty in January 2003.