Karl Thompson, Class of 1994

  • Karl Thompson, Class of 1994, studies microbiology as a post-doctoral fellow with the National Institutes of Health and a post-doctoral research fellow in the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

    Karl received a doctorate in microbiology in 2006 from Howard University in Washington, D.C.; he also received a bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the same college. Karl received an undergraduate research assistanceship in Howard University’s Department of Microbiology in 1998, completing his bachelor's degreein 2000.

    During his doctoral studies, Karl’s interests focused on pneumonia-causing bacteria and bacterial genetics. His expertise, recognized by peers, led to presentations at the University of Wisconsin, Harvard Medical School, and at the general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.