Karen Dobos

Professor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology


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About Karen

Karen serves as the Scientific Director for the CSU Regional Biocontainment Laboratory at Foothills campus. The Dobos laboratory is focused on descriptive, comparative studies of Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains that are relevant to the development of 2nd generation vaccines and diagnostic assays. Specifically, the laboratory utilizes mass spectrometry, animal models of tuberculosis, and collaborations with clinical research groups to define macromolecules engaged in host-parasite interactions. This is accomplished through highly collaborative studies within and outside of the University.


Ph.D., Colorado State University, 1995B.A., Adams State College, 1990