Douglas K. Fischer

Postdoctoral associate

Douglas Fischer


Fax: 412-624-1401

541 Bridgeside Point II

450 Technology Drive

Pittsburgh, PA 15219


MS in Computer Science, James Madison University, 2001

BA in Physics, Minor in Philosophy & Religion, Bridgewater College, 1995

Research Summary

Current areas of research include Host-Pathogen Interactions, Viral/Bacterial Co-Infection Synergy, and Innate Immunity, particularly in chronic respiratory infection.

Other areas of interest include Emerging Infectious Diseases, Complex Adaptive Systems, Public Health Preparedness and Pandemic/Outbreak Response.

Research Lab Affiliation

Why I Chose Pitt

The University of Pittsburgh has one of the strongest biomedical research programs in the country, and ranks highly in NIH funding. Pitt has a long history of innovations and breakthroughs in the biomedical sciences and is home to numerous noteworthy researchers. The cross-disciplinary and collaborative environment offers unique and exciting opportunities for work and education. All of this in a city voted one of the most livable in the country.


  • Fischer DK, Lashua LP & Bomberger JM. Respiratory Viral Co-Infection Enhances Pseudomonas aeruginosa Antibiotic Resistance and Biofilm Growth on Airway Epithelial Cells. Pittsburgh Bacterial Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA; March 2012