Jennifer Gaddy

Jennifer Gaddy

Dr. Jennifer Gaddy is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Her research interests include bacterial pathogenesis, innate immunity, antimicrobial resistance and environmental factors that influence bacterial virulence and disease outcome (such as micronutrient status). Dr. Gaddy specifically focuses on the impact micronutrient deficiency has on alteration of expression of virulence factors in bacterial pathogens, biofilm formation and engagement with innate immune system cells such as macrophages and neutrophils. She studies how dietary micronutrient intake can alter disease outcomes which occur as a consequence of infection with bacterial pathogens.