Leticia Reyes

Research Assistant ProfessorDr. Leticia Reyes

Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology
PO Box 110880
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32608-0880


  • DVM, University of Florida, 1988
  • Residency in Small Animal Medicine, University of Florida, 1992
  • Residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Florida, 1999
  • Ph.D, University of Florida, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • 1984-88 University of Florida, Minority Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1987 Membership to Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society
  • 1988 Phi Zeta Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1993-99 University of Florida, Minority Award for Academic Excellence
  • 1999 University of Florida, Excellence in Doctoral Studies

Research Interests

My overall research interest is to elucidate host-pathogen relationships that determine whether an individual develops disease or overcomes infection without an adverse outcome. My current research is focused on urogenital tract diseases, specifically, urinary tract infection with and without stone formation, and adverse pregnancy outcome secondary to intrauterine infection. I work mainly with opportunistic bacterial pathogens from the class mollicutes, but I also work with Porphomonas gingivalis as part of a collaborative project with the College of Dentistry. As part of my approach I develop animal models of human disease with the intention to elucidate the host specific factors that confer disease susceptibility or resistance to infection. Through the use of microbiology, genomics, proteomics and computational biology, my goal is to identify biomarkers of disease susceptibility as well as delineate the host specific gene regulatory networks that contribute to adverse outcome secondary to infection.

Recent Publications

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