• Dr. Genschmer attended the University of Central Florida as an undergraduate, receiving a BS in Microbiology. He then entered the Microbiology PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He worked closely with the faculty of the UAB Pulmonary, resulting in his move to the division as an assistant professor upon completion of his degree.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2022 An in vivo model for extracellular vesicle–induced emphysemaJCI Insight.  7. 2022
    2022 Extracellular Vesicles as Central Mediators of COPD PathophysiologyAnnual Review of Physiology.  84:631-654. 2022
    2020 Damage to red blood cells during whole blood storageJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  89:344-350. 2020
    2020 Comment on: Pathological consequences of Anti-Citrullinated Protein Antibodies in Tear Fluid and therapeutic potential of Pooled Human Immune Globulin-Eye Drops in Dry Eye Disease: Too much of a good thing, how chronic neutrophilic inflammation can drive human disease 2020
    2019 Benzyloxycarbonyl-proline-prolinal (ZPP): Dual complementary roles for neutrophil inhibitionBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  517:691-696. 2019
    2019 Activated PMN Exosomes: Pathogenic Entities Causing Matrix Destruction and Disease in the LungCell.  176:113-126.e15. 2019
    2019 The modified surface killing assay distinguishes between protective and nonprotective antibodies to PspAClinical and Vaccine Immunology.  4. 2019
    2018 The diversity of the proline-rich domain of pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA): Potential relevance to a broad-spectrum vaccineVaccine.  36:6834-6843. 2018
    2018 Exosomal microRNA predicts and protects against severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely premature infantsJCI Insight.  3. 2018
    2017 Angiotensin-converting enzyme defines matrikine-regulated inflammation and fibrosisJCI Insight.  2. 2017
    2016 464 Characterization of Microparticles and Exosomes from Red Blood Cells During Storage: Implications for Transfusion ToxicityFree Radical Biology and Medicine.  100:s193. 2016
    2016 Absorbance and redox based approaches for measuring free heme and free hemoglobin in biological matricesRedox Biology.  9:167-177. 2016
    2014 Preparation and testing of a Vi conjugate vaccine using pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) from Streptococcus pneumoniae as the carrier proteinVaccine.  32:5755-5760. 2014
    2013 A modified surface killing assay (MSKA) as a functional in vitro assay for identifying protective antibodies against pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA)Vaccine.  32:39-47. 2013
    2012 The absence of PspA or presence of antibody to PspA facilitates the complement-dependent phagocytosis of pneumococci In VitroClinical and Vaccine Immunology.  19:1574-1582. 2012

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2013
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Microbiology, University of Central Florida 2004
  • Full Name

  • Kristopher Genschmer