Teaching Faculty

Jason L. Furrer, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


Research: Investigation into iron and AIEC E. coli involvement in IBD pathogenesis.

Fields of Interest

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis


  • Ph.D., 2006, University of Missouri, Minor in College Science Teaching

Teaching Load

  • Director of the Microbiology for Nursing and Allied Health course (MICROB 2800)
  • Director of the Microbiology Graduate Student Survival Skills course (MICROB 8050)
  • Instructor in the Microbial Pathogenesis course (MICROB 7404)

Lab Goals

  • Investigation into iron and AIEC E.coli involvement in IBD pathogenesis
  • Undergraduate research and mentoring


  • Honorable mention for poster presentation on lab research, MU LifeSci Week 2013
  • Poster presentation for summer undergrad internships, Summer 2013
  • 2014 NEB Passion in Science Awards