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Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Disease


Beth A. Garvy, Ph.D.

Beth A. Garvy, Ph.D.

E-mail: Beth A. Garvy, Ph.D.
Phone: 859-323-5043
Fax: 859-257-8994
Office: MN668 UKMC

Beth A. Garvy, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics
Hellmann Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases,

Graduate School
Ph.D., Biochemistry and Exercise Science, Michigan State University M.A., Exercise Physiology, The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Fellowship
School of Medicine, University of Miami
Trudeau Institute, Inc. Saranac Lake, NY

Research Interest
Host defense against Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia


Current Grant Activity

Project title: Host Response to P. carinii in Neonatal Mice - R01HL62053-06A1
Sponsor: NIHLB
Role: Principal Investigator
Begin/end: 10/1/98-8/31/08
Project title: Blue Grass Care Clinic Exercise Intervention Study
Sponsor: University of Kentucky Research Support Grant
Role: Co-Investigator (Clasey, PI)
Begin/end: 1/01/04-6/30/05
Project title: Effect of Zidovudine plus Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim on the Immune Response to Influenza Vaccine in HIV Infected Patients
Sponsor: University of Kentucky Research Support Grant
Role: Co-Investigator (Thornton, PI)
Begin/end: 11/15/04-11/14/05

2002/2003 Publications
Qureshi, M.H., A.G. Harmsen, and B.A. Garvy. (2003) IL-10 Modulates Host Responses and Lung Damage Induced by Pneumocystis carinii Infection. J. Immunol. 170, 1002.

Lund, F.E., K. Schuer, M. Hollifield, T.D. Randall and B.A. Garvy. (2003) Clearance of Pneumocystis carinii in mice is dependent on B cells but not on P. carinii-specific antibody. J. Immunol. 171, 1423.

Qureshi M.H., J. Cook-Mills, D. Doherty, and B.A. Garvy. (2003) TNF-α-dependent ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 mediated inflammatory responses are delayed in neonatal mice infected with Pneumocystis carinii. J. Immunol. In press.

Garvy, B.A. and M.H. Qureshi (2003) The neonatal period. In Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia 3rd edition, ed. P. Walzer and M. Cushion. Marcel Dekker, NY. In press.

2004/2005 Publications

Garvy, B.A. (2004) Host defense against pulmonary infections in neonates.  Clin. Appl. Immunol. Rev. 4(2003):205.

Empey, K.M., M. Hollifield, K. Schuer, F. Gigliotti, and B.A. Garvy.  (2004) Passive immunization of neonatal mice against Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. muris enhances control of infection without stimulating inflammation.  Infect. Immun. 72, 6211.

Qureshi, M.H., K.M. Empey, and B.A. Garvy.  (2005) Modulation of proinflammatory responses to Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. muris in neonatal mice by granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor and IL-4: role of APCs.  J. Immunol. 174, 441.

Garvy, B.A. and M. H. Qureshi (2004) The neonatal period.  In Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia 3rd edition, ed. P. Walzer and M. Cushion.  Marcel Dekker, NY.  pp.183-203.

Lund, F.E., B.A. Garvy, T.D. Randall, and D.P. Harris (2004) Regulatory roles for cytokine producing B cells in autoimmune disease.  Curr. Dir. Autoimmun. 8, 25.

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