Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.

Scott J. Hultgren, Ph.D.

Helen L. Stover Professor of Molecular Microbiology
Director, Center for Women's Infectious Disease Research

Molecular Microbiology

Mailing Address   Campus Box 8230
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location   Room 10102
McDonnell Pediatric Research Building
Office Phone:   (314) 362-6772
Lab Phone:   (314) 362-7042
Fax:   (314) 362-3203
E-mail address:   hultgren@borcim.wustl.edu

Research Interest:

Complications

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Category(ies) of Research:

Basic

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Descriptor of Research:

We are interested in the mechanisms involved in the increased prevalence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in diabetics. To address this issue, we have developed a diabetic mouse model of UTI and are comparing differences in UTI pathogenesis between diabetic and non-diabetic mice in various genetic backgrounds. We have found, in collaboration with Dr. Joel Schilling, an increase in UPEC colonization and resulting inflammation in the kidneys in a pre-diabetic model.

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Dept of Molec Microbio

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PubMed