Sheryl S. Justice, PhD, is a Principal Investigator at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Urology within the Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Justice also participates in The Center for Microbial Interface Biology and the Nephrology Urology Research Affinity Group.
Dr. Justice’s research focus includes investigation of bacterial-host interactions that enhance bacterial persistence during infection. She is particularly interested in the role of bacterial morphological changes and the development of intracellular bacterial communities as mechanisms of innate immune evasion. The ultimate goal of the Justice laboratory is the rational design of novel diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches for the detection and treatment of infection based upon mechanistic insight into the disease process.