Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D.

Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D.

Emory University School of Medicine

Joanna Goldberg, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. She was awarded the 2012 ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award.

Prior to joining Emory, she was a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology at the University of Virginia and at the Channing Laboratory, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.A. in biology from Boston University and Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of California at Berkeley.

Goldberg has had continuous NIH funding for research on bacterial pathogens associated with life-threatening lung infections in individuals living with cystic fibrosis, particularly Pseudomonas aeruginosa. She studies the synthesis and regulation of surface antigens, including polysaccharides and protein adhesins, their role in infection and as potential antimicrobial and vaccine targets.

Goldberg was awarded the ASM Raymond W. Sarber Fellowship Award as a graduate student. As examples of her ASM involvement, she is a member of ASM’s Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS), she was chair of Division D, councilor for Division B, Chair of the ASM Career Development Committee, Chair of the ASM Conferences Committee and President of the ASM Virginia Branch.