​ ASU Microbiologist Invited as Guest Editor of Special Issue for World-Renowned Journal

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Dr. Qiana Matthews

By Hazel Scott

Alabama State University’s microbiologist Qiana Matthews was selected to be the guest editor for a special January 2020 edition of the journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. The issue is titled “Microbes and Innate Immunity.”

Frontiers is a leading specialty journal, publishing rigorously peer-reviewed research across all pathogenic microorganisms and their interaction with their hosts. Matthews, who specializes in developing gene therapy models and safe and effective vaccines for infectious diseases, will focus on “Molecular and Immunological Signatures of Bacterial and Viral Infections.” This cutting-edge research is about bacteria model systems and signaling pathways that are involved in host immune response.

Matthews’ lab is well-known for studying human disease, specifically, disease pathogenesis and vaccine development. This is why Frontiers asked Matthews to edit this special issue.

“As a microbiology faculty member, it is an honor to be selected as guest editor of my own special issue in a world-renown journal,Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology," Matthews said.

Matthews is now selecting a combination of reviews papers and original research as part of the 10-15 articles included in the special issue. Researchers who want to submit their scholarly topic to be considered for the special edition may contact Matthews at qmatthews@alasu.edu