Paul Converse, PhD

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Research Analyst, Hopkins Medicine

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My research interests concern the pathogens, Mycobacterium tuberculosis and M. ulcerans, in humans and experimental animal hosts. Studies in tuberculosis, principally in the mouse model, concern the response to chemotherapeutic agents, including novel compounds and novel combinations of drugs, and their modulation due to innate host factors and those involving the immune system after immunotherapeutic vaccination. Studies on M. ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer, have focused on the differential response to vaccination in different mouse strains and the evaluation of novel chemotherapy regimens in comparison with the WHO standard of rifampin and streptomycin. We are also involved in studies to develop appropriate assays to detect mycolactone, the toxin that is the principal virulence factor of M. ulcerans.

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Projects

FlexDx-TB: A flexible, user-friendly model of...

We have developed a web-based model that allows decision-makers to input local epidemiological and economic values and receive...

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A randomized trial of preventive therapy for...

We are evaluating the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of levofloxacin preventive therapy for pediatric contacts of MDR TB...

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Quantiferon gold test for detecting TB...

This is a cluster randomized trial comparing the time to known latent TB status among HIV infected patients receiving QGIT...

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