Silver Lab Personnel


Richard F. SilverRichard F. Silver, M.D.

Dr. Silver is a native of Washington, D.C. where received his doctoral degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed internship and residency training in Internal Medicine at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Silver came to Cleveland in 1993 specifically to join the large group of tuberculosis researchers at CWRU and has been a member of the faculty of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine since 1995.

Dr. Silver's research has been sponsored by the Francis Family Foundation, the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH, and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Office of Research and Development. His findings have been published in the official journals of the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the American Thoracic Society.

Contact information:

Richard F. Silver, M.D.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
CWRU School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building, Rm. 327
Phone: (216) 368-1151
e-mail: rfs4@case.edu

Jessica WalrathJessica R. Walrath, M.S.

Jessica was born and raised in Cleveland and attended the University of Dayton where she received a BS in Biology in 2002. She joined Dr. Silver's laboratory in the fall of 2002 and has since taken on the roles of head laboratory science technician, research coordinator, and laboratory manager. In addition, Jessica serves as a research assistant for the CWRU Biosafety Level-3 facility located in the Biomedical Research Building.

While working in Dr. Silver's laboratory Jessica received her MS in Pathology from CWRU in 2008. Her thesis project investigated the the role of homing molecules in recruitment of CD4+ T-cells to the lung in recall responses to M. tuberculosis. This work received honorable mention at the 2007 Case Western Reserve Research Showcase, and was subsequently published in the American Journal of Respiratory Cellular and Molecular Biology (45: 24-30, 2011).

Contact information:

Jessica R. Walrath, M.S.
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
CWRU School of Medicine
Biomedical Research Building, Rm. 347
Phone: (216) 368-0531
e-mail: jrw20@case.edu

 


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