Juan J. Martinez, Ph.D, an associate professor in the Department of Pathobiological Sciences at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, has been accepted for publication in Infection and Immunity.

“Non-selective Persistence of a Rickettsia conorii Extrachromosomal Plasmid during Mammalian Infection,” by Martinez and senior author Sean. P Riley, Ph.D, is scheduled to be published in the research journal’s March issue.

Infection and Immunity reports on key discoveries in the fields of molecular pathogenesis, cellular microbiology, microbiome relating to host-pathoigen interactions and bacterial infection, among other research topics, a news release said.

The work was funded by a research grant from the National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and by a pilot grant from the LSU-SVM Center for Experimental Research in Infectious Disease Research.