|Hsia Biography||Core Imaging Facility|
Dr. Ru-ching Hsia holds a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from Stanford University. She has conducted research related to microbial pathogenesis for over 20 years and worked at the Pasteur Institute in France and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in England. Dr. Hsia has been the Director of the Core Imaging Facility since 2005. She is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis. Dr. Hsia's research interest is the ultrastructural analysis of chlamydial surface proteins and components of the type three secretion system. She is currently collaborating on several EM-related research projects and is interested in opening new collaborations on structural biology related subjects by using advanced EM techniques.
Dr. Ru-ching Hsia, Ph.D.
9th Floor South, 650 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Office 9202; Laboratory 9405
Telephone: 410.706.7992, Fax: 410.706.0193, Laboratory: 410.706.4172
- Crane, D. D., J. H. Carlson, E. R. Fischer, P. Bavoil, R. C. Hsia, C. Tan, C. C. Kuo, and H. D. Caldwell. 2006. Chlamydia trachomatis polymorphic membrane protein D is a species-common pan-neutralizing antigen. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:1894-9.
- Mukhopadhyay, S., A. Akmal, A. C. Stewart, R. C. Hsia, and T. D. Read. 2009. Identification of Bacillus anthracis spore component antigens conserved across diverse Bacillus cereus sensu lato strains. Mol Cell Proteomics 8:1174-91.
- Tan, C., R. C. Hsia, H. Shou, J. A. Carrasco, R. G. Rank, and P. M. Bavoil. Variable expression of surface-exposed polymorphic membrane proteins in in vitro-grown Chlamydia trachomatis. Cell Microbiol 12:174-87.
- Tan, C., R. C. Hsia, H. Shou, C. L. Haggerty, R. B. Ness, C. A. Gaydos, D. Dean, A. M. Scurlock, D. P. Wilson, and P. M. Bavoil. 2009. Chlamydia trachomatis-infected patients display variable antibody profiles against the nine-member polymorphic membrane protein family. Infect Immun 77:3218-26.