Dorothea K. Thompson is an Associate Professor in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Department at Campbell University. Dr. Thompson teaches medical microbiology and immunology in the Doctor of Pharmacy curriculum and technical writing in the undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences BS program. Dr. Thompson completed her Ph.D. at The Ohio State University and was the recipient of a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Bethesda, MD). Dr. Thompson continued her postdoctoral training in the area of microbial functional genomics at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where she eventually was appointed to the positions of R&D Associate Staff Scientist and Group Leader for Microbial Ecology & Functional Genomics. Prior to Campbell University, Dr. Thompson was an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Biological Sciences at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) and earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Her research interests include elucidating the molecular basis of stress response systems in bacteria and antibiotic resistance phenotypes. Dr. Thompson currently is involved in an interprofessional collaboration to study risk factors for sepsis morbidity in a rural hospital population.
- Juris Doctor, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
- PhD Molecular Microbiology, The Ohio State University
- MA English, Pennsylvania State University (University Park)
- MS Microbiology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
- BA Microbiology, University of Tennessee (Knoxville)
- Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Campbell University Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015 - present)
- Bar Admissions: State Bar of Tennessee, BPR No. 33,584; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 70,974
- Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Purdue University Department of Biological Sciences (2005 – 2009)
- Group Leader for Microbial Ecology & Functional Genomics and Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2004 – 2005)
- R&D Associate Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2002 – 2005)
- Co-Principal Investigator, NIH-NIEHS R01 Award (R01 ES017066-02, 2008 – 2011)
- Principal Investigator, DOE/BER-ERSP (Grant No. DE-FG02-07ER64391, 2007 – 2010)
- Principal Investigator, DOE/BER-NABIR (Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER64163, 2003 – 2006)
- BOOK: Zhou, J., D. K. Thompson, Y. Xu, and J. M. Tiedje (2004) Microbial Functional Genomics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
Awards, Recognition & Honors
- Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (May 2018)
- P1 Professor of the Year Award, Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2017)
- P1 Professor of the Year Award, Campbell University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (2016)
- Jerry J. Phillips Comment Award, Tennessee Law Review, University of Tennessee College of Law (2012)
- Judge Harry W. Laughlin, Jr., Case Note Award, Tennessee Law Review, University of Tennessee College of Law (2011)
- Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership Society
- Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
- American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
- Ahiawodzi PD, K Kelly, A Massengill, and DK Thompson (2018) Risk factors for sepsis morbidity in a rural hospital population: A case-control study. American Journal of Infection Control Published 2018 March 30 [Epub ahead of print].
- Johnson SW, DK Thompson, and B Raccor (2017) Hepatitis C virus-genotype 3: Update on current and emergent therapeutic interventions. Current Infectious Disease Reports 19:22.
- Ravindranath S, US Kadam, DK Thompson, and J Irudayaraj (2012) Intracellularly grown gold nanoislands as SERS substrates for monitoring chromate, sulfate and nitrate localization sites in remediating bacteria biofilms by Raman chemical imaging. Anal Chim Acta 745:1-9.
- Henne KL, XF Wan, W Wei, and DK Thompson (2011) SO2426 is a positive regulator of siderophore expression in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. BMC Microbiology 11:125.
- Wan XF and DK Thompson (2009) High-throughput technologies and functional genomics, p. 67-113. In Fu, P., and S. Panke (ed.), Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ.
- Ravindranath SP, K L Henne, DK Thompson, and J Irudayaraj (2011) Surface-enhanced Raman imaging of intracellular bioreduction of chromate in Shewanella oneidensis. PloS One 6(2): e16634.
- Thompson DK, K Chourey, GS Wickham, SB Thieman, NC VerBerkmoes, B Zhang, AT McCarthy, MA Rudisil, M Shah, and RL Hettich (2010) Proteomics reveals a core molecular response of Pseudomonas putida F1 to acute chromate challenge. BMC Genomics 11:311.
- Mugerfeld I, BA Law, GS Wickham, and DK Thompson (2009) A putative azoreductase gene is involved in the Shewanella oneidensis response to heavy metal stress. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 82:1131-1141.
- Chourey K, MR Thompson, M Shah, B Zhang, NC VerBerkmoes, DK Thompson, and RL Hettich (2009) Comparative temporal proteomics of a response regulator (SO2426)-deficient strain and wild-type Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 during chromate transformation. Journal of Proteome Research 8:59-71.
- Brown SD, MR Thompson, NC VerBerkmoes, K Chourey, M Shah, J Zhou, RL Hettich, and D K Thompson (2006) Molecular dynamics of the Shewanella oneidensis response to chromate stress. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics 5:1054-1071.