|Positions and Honors
1995-2001 Graduate Research Associate, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Parasitology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
1998 Instructor, Department of Biology, Xavier University, New Orleans, LA
2002-2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center
2005-Present Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Honors and Fellowships
1997-2000 NIH Supplement for Underrepresented Minorities Grant
2000 Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities & Colleges
2002 Chancellor’s Superior Graduate Student Award, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
2002-2005 NIH Loan Repayment Program for Clinical Research
2002-2005 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, AIDS Interdisciplinary Institutional Research Training Grant, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center
2005 Oral Presentation – Cryptococcus & Cryptococcosis Tri-annual Meeting
1998-present Member, American Society for Microbiology
2005-present Member, Medical Mycological Society of the Americas
Selected peer-reviewed publications (in chronological order).
- Leigh, J.E., C. Steele, F.L. Wormley Jr., W. Luo, R. Clark, W. Gallaher, and P.L. Fidel Jr., (1998) Th1/Th2 cytokine expression in saliva of HIV+ and HIV- individuals: A pilot study in HIV+ individuals with oropharyngeal candidiasis. J AIDS and Human Retrovirology. 19(4): 373-380.
- Fidel, P.L. Jr., W. Luo, C. Steele, J. Chabain, and F.L. Wormley Jr., (1999) Analyses of vaginal cell populations during experimental C. albicans vaginitis. Infection and Immunity. 67(6): 3135-3140.
- F.L. Wormley Jr., M. Scott, W. Luo, M. Baker, J. Chabain, and PL. Fidel, Jr., (2000) Evidence for a unique CD4 protein on murine vaginal CD4+ T cells. Immunology. 100: 300-308.
- K.A. Kelly, H.L. Gray, J.C. Walker, R.G. Rank, F.L. Wormley Jr., and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2001) Chlamydia trachomatis infection does not enhance local cellular immunity against concurrent Candida vaginal infection. Infection and Immunity. 69(5): 3451-3454.
- F.L. Wormley Jr., J. Chaiban, and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2001) Cell adhesion molecule and lymphocyte activation marker expression during experimental vaginal candidiasis. Infection and Immunity. 69(8): 5072-5079.
- P.L. Fidel Jr., F.L. Wormley Jr., J. Chaiban, R.R. Chesson, and V. Lounev, (2001) Analysis of the CD4 protein on human vaginal T lymphocytes. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. 45: 200-204.
- F.L. Wormley Jr., C. Steele, K. Wozniak, K. Fujihashi, J.R. McGhee, and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2001) Resistance of TCR d chain deficient mice to experimental Candida vaginitis. Infection and Immunity. 69(11): 7162-7164.
- J.E. Leigh, C. Steele, F.L. Wormley Jr., and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2002) Salivary cytokine profiles in the immunocompetent individual with Candida associated denture stomatitis. Oral Microbiology and Immunology. 17(5): 311-314.
- L. Cardenas-Freytag, C. Steele, F.L. Wormley Jr., E. Cheng, J.D. Clements and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2002) Partial protection against experimental vaginal candidiasis after mucosal vaccination with heat-killed Candida albicans and the mucosal adjuvant LT(R192G). Medical Mycology. 40(3): 291-299.
- K.L. Wozniak, F.L. Wormley Jr., P.L. Fidel Jr., (2002) Candida-specific antibodies during experimental vaginal candidiasis in mice. Infection and Immunity. 70(10): 5790-5799.
- F.L. Wormley Jr., J. Cutright, and P.L. Fidel Jr., (2003) Multiple experimental designs to evaluate the role of T-cell-mediated immunity against experimental vaginal Candida albicans infection. Med Mycol. 41(5): 401-9.
- J.R. Blankenship, F.L. Wormley Jr., M.K. Boyce, W.A. Schell, S.G. Filler, J.R. Perfect, J. Heitman, (2003) Calcineurin is essential for Candida albicans survival in serum and virulence. Eukaryotic Cell. 2(3): 422-30.
- C. Onyewu, F. L. Wormley, Jr., J. R. Perfect, and J. Heitman, (2004) Calcineurin target Crz1 functions in azole-tolerance but is not required for virulence of Candida albicans. Infection and Immunity 72(12): 7330-7333.
- F.L. Wormley, Jr., G.M. Cox, and J. R. Perfect. (2005) Evaluation of host immune responses to pulmonary cryptococcosis using a temperature-sensitive C. neoformans Calcineurin A mutant strain. Microbial Pathogenesis 38: 113-123.
- F.L. Wormley Jr. and J.R. Perfect. (2005) Immunology of infection owing to Cryptococcus neoformans, in Antifungal Agents: Methods and Protocols (E.J. Ernst and P.D. Rogers, eds.), Humana, Totowa, NJ.
- F.L. Wormley, Jr., G. Heinrich, J.L. Miller, J. R. Perfect, and G.M. Cox. (2005) Identification and characterization of an SKN7 homologue in Cryptococcus neoformans. Infection and Immunity 73(8).
- F.L. Wormley, Jr., J. R. Perfect, C. Steele, and G.M. Cox. (2006) Protection against cryptococcosis using a murine Interferon-gamma-producing Cryptococcus neoformans strain. Infection and Immunity. (manuscript in revision).
T32 AI007392-15 02/28/2002 – 08/01/2005
Institutional Training Grant, Duke University Medical Center
Program in microbial pathogenesis of Cryptococcus neoformans
RO1AI071752-01A2 04/01/2007 – 03/30/2012
Agency: NIH (Priority Score:110; Percentile: 3.5)
Project Title: “Protective Host Immunity Against Pulmonary Cryptococcosis”
The long term goal of this project is to describe protective immunity against C. neoformans infections.