Dr. Rapsinski attended Saint Vincent College for his undergraduate education. He then attended the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University where he completed the MD/PhD program and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. His PhD research examined the development of and immune responses to extracellular components of biofilms formed by Salmonella typhimurium. He completed residency at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh prior to starting Infectious Disease fellowship. His primary research interest is bacterial respiratory tract infections including the studying the microbiome present in the sinuses and lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis and adaptations providing Pseudomonas aeruginosa competitive advantage against other bacteria in the microbiome. He is completing his fellowship research in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Bomberger. Additionally, he is interested in bacterial biofilm formation on biotic surfaces. His career goal is to be a physician scientist with an R01 funded research program and lab after completing fellowship. He is a member of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Pediatric Scientist and is grant funded member of the Association of Pediatric Department Chair's Pediatric Scientist Development program.
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