Ken S. Rosenthal, PhD is Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Biochemistry in the Department of Integrative Medical Sciences at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rootstown, Ohio. He is a co-author of Medical Microbiology, 7th Edition and Rapid Review Microbiology and Immunology, 3rd Edition, and the author of Medical Microbiology and Immunology Flash Cards.
Dr. Rosenthal received a degree in chemistry from the University of Delaware, and his MA and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana. In addition to his position at Northeastern Ohio, he is Adjunct Professor and Course Director of Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim Medical School in Miami, Florida.
Dr. Rosenthal’s current research interests include interaction of herpes simplex virus (HSV) with its host leading to disease and immunity; study of the biochemistry and cell biology of HSV glycoprotein synthesis, virion assembly and release; study of the ICP34.5 gene and protein and its contribution to neuroinvasive disease (encephalitis); study of the mode of action of the antiviral drugs, tromantadine and D609; development of a heteroconjugate anti-HSV vaccine; development of CEL-1000, an immunomodulating treatment for HSV and other infections; use of flow cytometry in cell biological and immunological analysis; and development of a polymer device for transplantation and immunoisolation of porcine islet cells for treatment of Type I diabetes.
Dr. Rosenthal holds several patents and provisional patents related to treatment and prevention of herpes simplex virus, treating diseases with peptide constructs, and methods for initiating immunogenic responses. He has authored numerous articles, published in many peer-reviewed journals, and written and edited several books and book chapters.