Assistant Professor Research, Biodesign Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics
Mitch Magee got an undergraduate degree in Medical Technology in collaboration with Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He obtained his Ph.D. in Microbiology at Texas A&M University investigating the role of macrophages in vaccine induced immunity to the intracellular pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes. Magee did his postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he continued investigations of cellular immunity to L. monocytogenes and worked on the basic biology and use of colony stimulating factors as immunotherapy for cancer. He took faculty appointments at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio investigating cellular immunity to Chlamydia trachomatis salpingitis infections. At the Center for Infectious Disease in San Antonio, Texas, he undertook investigations of cellular immunity to a fungal pathogen, Coccidioides spp, and the epidemiology and spread of tuberculosis in the state of Texas. Magee's latest academic appointment has been at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.