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Andrew J. Fabich

Associate Professor
Truett McConnell University


Dr. Andrew J. Fabich grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, OH before moving to Columbus, OH to finish high school and attend Ohio State. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he married his high school sweetheart and began graduate school. His first two children were born during graduate school just before he took a teaching job at Tennessee Temple University. While in Chattanooga, his other 2 children were born before joining the faculty at Liberty University in 2011. In the fall of 2016, Dr. Fabich joined the faculty at Truett McConnell University. Dr. Fabich did his dissertation on understanding how good and bad E. coli colonize the mammalian intestine to cause disease. He continues working on molecular pathogenesis and colonization of facultative anaerobes in the mammalian intestine.

Research Interest

molecular pathogenesis and colonization of facultative anaerobes


  • Snider TA, Fabich AJ, Conway T, Clickenbeard KD. 2009. E. coli O157:H7 catabolism of intestinal mucin-derived carbohydrates and colonization. Vet Microbiol. 2009 Apr 14;136(1-2):150-4.

  • Fabich AJ, Leatham MP, Grissom JE, Wile G, Lai H, Najar F, Roe BA, Cohen PS, Conway T. 2011. Genotype and phenotypes of an intestine-adapted Escherichia coli K-12 mutant selected by animal passage for superior colonization. Infect. Immun. 2011 Mar 21. PMCID: PMC3125843

  • Lenz A, Tomkins J, Fabich AJ. 2015. Draft Genome Sequence of Citrobacter rodentium DBS100 (ATCC 51459), a Primary Model of Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli Virulence. Genome Announcements, 3:3. p.1.

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