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Ray Saunders, Jr., Ph.D.

Department of Pathobiology,
University of Pennsylvania


2001 B.A.S. Systems Engineering (Biotechnology)  University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology – University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

2018-Present PennPORT fellow, Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine – University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 

Research Mentor: De’Broski Herbert, Ph.D.

Research Topic: Developing and characterizing methods for delivery of Trefoil factors 2 and 3 to the gastrointestinal tract.

Teaching Interests: General biology, cell biology, microbiology


Saunders R, Infanti J, Ali H, Adams CS. “Gram-negative bacteria are internalized into osteocyte-like cells.” Submitted to Infection & Immunity.

Davidson, H, Poon M, Saunders R, Shapiro IM, Hickok NJ,Adams CS. “Tethered tetracycline inhibits the colonization of titanium by Gram-negative bacteria.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials. 103(7):1381-9. October 2015.

Saunders R, Szymczyk KH, Shapiro IM, Adams CS. “Matrix Regulation of skeletal cell apoptosis III: Mechanism of ion pair-induced apoptosis” Journal of Cellular Biochemistry. 100(3):703-15.  February 2007.


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