Eric R. Lafontaine, PhD, University of Georgia

 Eric R. Lafontaine, PhD
Eric R. Lafontaine, PhD

Dr. Lafontaine's research program consists of identifying and characterizing surface antigens that are expressed by the gram negative bacteria Moraxella catarrhalis, Burkholderia pseudomallei, and Burkholderia mallei, with emphasis on molecules functioning as adherence factors. His laboratory uses this bacteria models for potential vaccine antigens.



  1. Zimmerman SM, Michel F, Hogan RJ, Lafontaine ER. The Autotransporter BpaB Contributes to the Virulence of Burkholderia mallei in an Aerosol Model of Infection. PLoS One, 10(5), 2015.