Fiester, PhD, Steven Eugene

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Fiester's research interests primarily focus on the elucidation of factors contributing to the virulence of multidrug-resistant ESKAPE (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter species) pathogens with special attention given to Acinetobacter baumannii. Dr. Fiester's research aims to better explain the pathobiology of A. baumannii thus uncovering targets for therapeutics.

Biographical Profile

College
School of Medicine (Grvl)
Department
Medicine Greenville
Tenure Status
Non-Tenure Track

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
Infectious Disease Research, applied microbiology, eukaryotic cell physiology, epidemiology, immunology
Institutional Focus Areas
Biomedical Sciences
Personal Focus Areas
microbiology, infectious disease, bacteriology

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
Miami University Postdoctoral Fellowship Study of the nosocomial pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii
2011 Kent State University PhD Physiology
2005 Kent State University B.S. , summa cum laude Zoology

Memberships & Professional Activities

Dates Type Description Institution/Entity
Membership Golden Key International Honour Society Golden Key International Honour Society
Membership Ohio Branch of the American Society for Microbiology American Society for Microbiology
Membership Microscopy Society Northeastern Ohio
Membership American Association for the Advancement of Science American Association for the Advancement of Science
Membership South Carolina Branch of the American Society for Microbiology American Society for Microbiology
Membership Phi Beta Kappa Phi Beta Kappa
Membership American Society for Microbiol American Society for Microbiol
Professional Activity Specialist Portage County (Ohio) Medical Reserve Corp
Professional Activity Reviewer peer-reviewed journals
Professional Activity Microbial Biology Panelist National Science Foundation

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
BSL-3 Facility Coordinator Kent State University
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