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Christopher B. Lawrence

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences


  • Visiting Scholar, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 1993
  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology, Auburn University, 1998

Major Field of Interest

Fungal pathogenesis and human respiratory disease

Current Research

1) The role of fungi in invasive and chronic respiratory disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis, and chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS); 2) Molecular immunobiology of allergens and other proinflammatory proteins from fungi; 3) Alternaria genome sequencing, annotation, and development of database platforms; 4) Hormone-protein interactions including human and plant systems with a particular emphasis on NSAID allergy; 5) Fungal Biotechnology.


  • (540) 231-9708
  • Life Sciences I Building Room 215 (MC 0910)
    970 Washington Street SW
    Blacksburg, VA 24061