Joseph Bliss is interested in the weaknesses in the immune system of premature infants that lead to an increased risk of infection with the fungus, Candida. In particular, he is studying how one type of immune molecule, antibodies, may be able to help the immature immune system of these infants to fight these serious infections. The goal of his studies is to develop strategies to improve the function of the babies' immune system in order to better treat or prevent these infections.
Joseph Bliss is a neonatologist with a special interest in fungal infections in premature infants. He obtained his BA in Biology from Ithaca College in 1990, and his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Rochester in 1998. After completing his residency and fellowship training, he joined the Brown faculty in 2003. In addition to his clinical work, he studies host-defense mechanisms against infection with the fungus, C. albicans with special emphasis on the premature infant.
JOSEPH BLISS, MD, PhD
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