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Pamela Hall, PhD

Associate Professor: Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Contact Information

Office Location: MRF 208 CU9
Phone: (505) 272-0915

Academic Career

Hall received both her BS in microbiology (1989) and her MS in molecular biology (1999) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She received her PhD in Pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University in 2004.

Research Interests

Hall’s research focuses on understanding host innate defense mechanisms against Staphylococcus aureus bacterial infections, as well as on development of novel vaccines and therapeutics to prevent and treat such infections. Her laboratory uses a variety of infection models, flow cytometry and immunological assays to investigate mechanisms used by the innate immune system to inhibit S. aureus quorum-sensing regulated virulence factor expression controlled in order to prevent invasive infection. She also works with researchers from the UNM School of Medicine to investigate the use of virus-like particles as platforms for novel vaccines to prevent invasive S. aureus infection.

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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • The American Association of Immunologists


UNM HSC faculty honored for research achievements
(HSCNewsBeat; November 4,  2014) ─ Four UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC) faculty members have been recognized by their peers for their research achievements. Robin Ohls, MD, Vallebh Shah, PhD, Laurie Hudson, PhD and Ellen Beswick, PhD all received the Excellence in Research Award, handed out for the sixth year during the HSC's annual Research Day on Oct. 30.