• 2319 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1992 …2020

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Division: Vaccinology

Dr. Pyles in a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology & Immunology and co-Director of the UTMB Assay Development Services Division in the Galveston National Lab. He received his B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Hanover College, Indiana. He received his PhD in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry & Microbiology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Cincinnati.  He joined UTMB in 2000 as part of the establishment of the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development.

Dr. Pyles’ research interests focus on the interaction of host mucosae with the bacterial communities (microbiome) and pathogens that dramatically impact human health.  His career has been primarily focused on improving women’s health including study of sexually-transmitted infections. He is currently involved in preclinical and clinical studies of devices and interventions that increase ease of use and efficacy of next generation therapies.  Recent work has led to the establishment of novel systems to study both vaginal and nasal human mucosae after colonization by transplanted microbiome communities.

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  • 2319 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
  • 72 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate

Altered Fecal Microbiome Years after Traumatic Brain Injury

Urban, R. J., Pyles, R. B., Stewart, C. J., Ajami, N., Randolph, K. M., Durham, W., Danesi, C. P., Dillon, E. L., Summons, J. R., Singh, C. K., Morrison, M., Kreber, L. A., Masel, B., Miller, A. L., Wright, T. J. & Moore, M., Apr 15 2020, In : Journal of neurotrauma. 37, 8, p. 1037-1051 15 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    Growth Hormone Alters Brain Morphometry, Connectivity, and Behavior in Subjects with Fatigue after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Wright, T., Urban, R., Durham, W., Dillon, E. L., Randolph, K. M., Danesi, C., Gilkison, C., Karmonik, C., Zgaljardic, D., Masel, B., Bishop, J., Pyles, R., Seidler, R., Hierholzer, A. H. & Moore, M., Apr 15 2020, In : Journal of neurotrauma. 37, 8, p. 1052-1066 15 p.

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  • 4 Scopus citations

    Methylation Patterns of the HTR2A Associate With Relapse-Related Behaviors in Cocaine-Dependent Participants

    Land, M. A., Ramesh, D., Miller, A. L., Pyles, R. B., Cunningham, K. A., Moeller, F. G. & Anastasio, N. C., Jun 10 2020, In : Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11, 532.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Associations of the microbiome and esophageal disease

    Okereke, I., Hamilton, C., Wenholz, A., Jala, V., Giang, T., Reynolds, S., Miller, A. & Pyles, R., 2019, In : Journal of Thoracic Disease. 11, p. S1588-S1593

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Cultivated human vaginal microbiome communities impact zika and herpes simplex virus replication in ex vivovaginal mucosal cultures

    Amerson-Brown, M. H., Miller, A. L., Maxwell, C. A., White, M. M., Vincent, K. L., Bourne, N. & Pyles, R. B., 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 10, JAN, 3340.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 2 Scopus citations