DR. ANTHONY L. NEWSOME
Phone: (615) 898-2058
Fax: (615) 898-5093
Jones Hall 111
MTSU Box 60
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
B.S. (Biology), Eastern Kentucky University
M.S. (Biology), EasternKentucky University
Ph.D. (Biology), University of Memphis
Epidemiology and ecology of bacteria associated with
Legionnaire's disease; Free-living amoebae that are
opportunistic pathogens to humans.
Over 20 publications in journals such as: Infection and
Immunity; Applied and Environmental Microbiology; Journal
of Parasitology; Clinical Laboratory Medicine; Clinical and
Diagnostic Laboratory; Immunology; Journal of Infectious
Diseases. Recent book chapter entitled, "Impact of Ameoba,
bacteria, and Tetrahymena on Legionella pneumophila
Multiplication and Distribution in the Aquatic Environment"
in Legionella, by ASM Press, 2002.
Co-investigator on grants from the Environmental
Protection Agency entitled "Protozoa in Risk Assessment of
Legionellosis - Inadequacy of Guidelines and Monitoring,"
funded for three years beginning October 1996, and
Environmental Distribution and Disease Potential of New
Legionella-like Bacteria As A Function of Environmental