Randall Basaraba

Professor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Randall

Dr. Basaraba is a Full Professor of Mycobacterial Pathology. His laboratory focuses on the pathogenesis of tuberculosis in several animal models. Dr. Basaraba’s work, funded by NIH and the American Diabetes Foundation, examines the Mycobacterial sequestration in granulomas and the synergistic relationship of tuberculosis and diabetes worldwide. Working in collaboration with Drs. Orme, Lenaerts, Crick as a member of the CSU Mycobacteriology Research Laboratories, Basaraba’s group focuses on understanding the unique state of mycobacteria in granulomas and biofilms important in development of anti-microbial resistance.


PhD, Washington State University, 1991DVM, Washington State University, 1985BS, Washington State University, 1981


Diplomate, Anatomic Pathology
American College of Veterinary Pathologists


Ordway DJ, Shanley CA, Caraway ML, Orme EA, Bucy DS, Hascall-Dove L, Henao-Tamayo M, Harton MR, Shang S, Ackart D, Kraft SL, Lenaerts AJ, Basaraba RJ, Orme IM. Evaluation of standard chemotherapy in the guinea pig model of tuberculosis. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2010 May;54(5):1820-33. Epub 2010 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 20160055; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2863665. Sharpe SA, McShane H, Dennis MJ, Basaraba RJ, Gleeson F, Hall G, McIntyre A, Gooch K, Clark S, Beveridge NE, Nuth E, White A, Marriott A, Dowall S, Hill AV, Williams A, Marsh PD. Establishment of an aerosol challenge model of tuberculosis in rhesus macaques and an evaluation of endpoints for vaccine testing. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2010 Aug;17(8):1170-82. Epub 2010 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 20534795; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2916246. In Press. Andrea Bohn, Randall Basaraba Christine Kenyon.The Influence of Endurance Exercise on Serum Iron Status and Acute Phase Proteins in Racing Sled Dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).Book Chapter: A color Atlas of Comparative Pathology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Eds Leong, Dartois, Dick, Taylor and Fransis Group CRC press. Chapter 8 Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the Guinea pig Basaraba and Orme pg 131.In Press: Copper resistance is essential for virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis Frank Wolschendorf, David Ackart, Tej B. Shrestha, Laurel Hascall-Dove, Scott Nolan, Gyanu Lamichhane, Ying Wang, Stefan H. Bossmann, Randall J. Basaraba, and Michael Niederweis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).