Thomas Pistole, Ph.D.

Thomas Pistole, Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Utah, 1969

Immunology; Research Ethics:

For most of my professional career my research activities have focused on microbial immunity—how the body defends itself against microbial aggression. In recent years I have become increasingly associated with the field of research ethics. I have developed and taught a course on research and related ethical issues for upper level undergraduate students in the biological sciences and, with a colleague, a graduate level, multidisciplinary course on research ethics. I have served as a faculty adviser for grants to the University related to developing instructional tools for research ethics. I have also participated in development and review of proposed federal programs for establishing policies for inclusion of training in research ethics for grant recipients.

I currently serve as the Faculty Director of the Discovery Program for Undergraduate Education.

Publications/Presentations - Immunology:

Hara-Kaonga, B. ans T.G. Pistole. 2004. OmpD but not OmpC is involved in adherence of  Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium to human cells. Can. J. Microbiol. 50: 719-727.

Daniel, I. and T.G. Pistole. 2004. The opsonizing effect of porcine mannan-binding lectin on human U937 macrophage-like cells and its effect on tumor necrosis-alpha production. 12th International Congress of Immunology, Montrèal, PQ, Canada, July 18-23.

Wrocklage, C.C. and T.G. Pistole. 2006. Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium promotes apoptosis in activated neutrophils. Innate Immunity: Receptors, Response & Regulation. A joint meeting of the Society for Leukocyte Biology and the International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society. San Antonio, TX. Nov. 9-11.

Hara-Kaonga, B. and T.G. Pistole. 2007. A dual fluorescence flow cytometric analysis of bacterial adherence to mammalian host cells. J. Microbiol. Methods 69: 37-43.

Presentations - Research Ethics:

Pistole, T.G. 2002. Making connections: strategies in teaching responsible conduct of research to undergraduates. ORI Research Conference on Research Integrity, Potomac, MD, November 16-18.

Pistole, T.G. and J.F. Simpson. 2008. Cross-disciplinary instruction in RCR. First Biennial ORI Conference on Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Education, Instruction, and Training. St. Louis, MO. April 17-19.

Pistole, T.G. 2008. Invited Commentary. US Government Public Consultation Meeting on the Oversight of Dual Use Life Sciences Research. Panel III – Guidance and Educational Resources Needed to Assist the Research Community in its Fulfillment of Oversight Responsibilities for Dual Use Research. NIH Campus, 15 July.

Presentations - Undergraduate Education:

Curran-Celentano, J., T. Pistole, M. Lee, M. Kalinowski, and A. Greenberg. 2007. Measuring student engagement in a first-year inquiry course: an instructor’s assessment toolkit. New England Faculty Development Consortium – Engaged Learning: Fostering Student Success. Worcester, MA, November 9.

Pistole, T.G., J. Curran-Celentano, and M. Lee. 2008. Building faculty-driven assessment. Association of American Colleges and Universities – Integrative Designs for General Education and Assessment. Boston, MA, February 21-23.

Thomas Pistole
Durham, NH 03824