Kevin B. Kiser, Ph.D.

Our research projects deal with Staphylococcus aureus carriage in healthy hosts and the associated risk factors for acquisition and transmission. Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant forms of S. aureus known as MRSA have been a problem in hospital patients for decades and more recently have emerged as a public health concern in the community.

In addition to exploring relevant issues in health and medicine, the mission of our lab is to provide research opportunities and applied learning experiences for undergraduate students and to foster interdepartmental collaborations at UNCW.† A limited number of Directed Individual Study (DIS) opportunities are available each Fall or Spring semester.† Follow the links to learn more about the labís research interests and the types of projects available.

Students interested in research opportunities may contact Dr. Kiser.

Friday Hall 2015

(910) 962-2698

Department of Biology and Marine Biology

Carriage and transmission of Staphylococcus aureus