Sharon Tennant, PhD

Sharon Tennant PortraitSharon Tennant, PhD, associate professor of medicine, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD), University of Maryland School of Medicine, develops vaccines against non-typhoidal salmonella and nosocomial pathogens, including Klebsiella pneumoniaeand Pseudomonasaeruginosa.

Additionally, she oversees the CVD Molecular Diagnostics Section and Clinical Microbiology Laboratory. Tennant provides microbiology and molecular biology support for clinical trials performed domestically and internationally. In particular, she participates in field studies to identify the main causes of infection in developing countries. She is interested in understanding antimicrobial resistance in these populations and developing new strategies to counteract antibiotic-resistant bacteria.