Barbara Irene Kazmierczak PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director, MD-PhD Program, Yale University

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medical Group

MD-PhD Program

Office of Student ResearchMicrobial PathogenesisInternal Medicine: Infectious DiseasesDiscovery to Cure Internship

Research Interests

Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; Innate immunity; Host-pathogen interactions; Mucosal immunity more...


  • B.A., University of Chicago, 1986
  • M.S., University of Chicago, 1986
  • Ph.D., Rockefeller University, 1993
  • M.D., Cornell University Medical College, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Romberg N*, Al Moussawi K*, Nelson-Williams C, Stiegler AL, Loring E, Choi M, Overton J, Meffre E, Khokha MK, Huttner AJ, West B, Podoltsev NA, Boggon TJ, Kazmierczak BI#, Lifton RP#. (2014) Mutation of NLRC4 causes a syndrome of enterocolitis and autoinflammation. Nat Genet doi:10.1038/ng.3066
  • Czechowska K, McKeithen-Mead S, Al Moussawi K, Kazmierczak BI. (2014) Cheating by Type 3 secretion system negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa during pulmonary infection. PNAS 111: 7801-7806
  • Al Moussawi K, Kazmierczak BI. (2014) Distinct contributions of Interleukin (IL)-1a and IL-1ß to innate immune recognition of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lung. Infect Immun 82:4204-4211.



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