Dr. WIlliam M. Kittleman
Dr. William M. Kittleman
Biochemistry, Assistant Professor
Office: Caputo 218
Phone: (717) 871-7439
- B.S. - Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1990
- M.S. - Structural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1992
- Ph.D. - Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
- General Chemistry I (Chem 111)
- Biochemistry I (Chem 326)
- Analytical Biochemistry Lab (Chem 328)
Dr. Kittleman’s research is focused on the development of therapeutic agents to battle bacterial infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus. S. aureus is a Gram-positive bacterium responsible for numerous types of infections including those of the skin, eye, heart, and bone. Of particular concern is the rise of methicillin-resistant S. aureus, or MRSA. In many cases, this dangerous form of S. aureus has developed resistance to commonly used antibiotics. Dr. Kittleman’s research focuses on the development of new antibiotics that will inhibit iron uptake in S. aureus. His primary interest is developing mechanistic-based inhibitors to inhibit biosynthesis of the iron-binding siderophores staphyloferrin A and staphyloferrin B.
About Dr. William M. Kittleman
Dr. Kittleman joined the Department of Chemistry in June 2014. Before coming to Millersville, Dr. Kittleman taught Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry at Birmingham-Southern College, in Birmingham, Alabama.