Paul M Robben


Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Deputy Director, Division of Infectious Diseases; Director, Biologics Research & Development Branch, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
malaria vaccinology; military-relevant infectious diseases
antimicrobial resistance;
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Fellowship, Infectious Diseases, National Capital Consortium (WRNMMC) 2017-2020
Residency, Internal Medicine, National Capital Consortium (WRAMC) 2006-2009
M.D. Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine 1998-2006
Ph.D. (Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis), Washington University in St. Louis 1998-2006
B.S. (Chemistry, cum laude), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 1994-1998

Representative Bibliography

Hutter JN, Robben PM, Lee C, et al. First-in-human assessment of safety and immunogenicity of low and high doses of Plasmodium falciparum malaria protein 013 (FMP013) administered intramuscularly with ALFQ adjuvant in healthy malaria-naïve adults. Vaccine. 2022;40(40):5781-5790. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.08.048

Robben PM, Dunbar CR, Akin EH, Pichugin A, Regules JA. Late-presenting Plasmodium falciparum Malaria in a Non-Endemic Setting During COVID-19 Travel Restrictions. Mil Med. 2021 Sep 24:usab393. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab393. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34557926; PMCID: PMC8500131.

Robben PM, Ayalew MD, Chung KK, Ressner RA. Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms in Burn Infections. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2021 Feb;22(1):103-112. doi: 10.1089/sur.2020.129. Epub 2020 May 20. PMID: 32429798.

Robben P, Neff LA. The True Exercise of Leadership: a Blend of Balance, Endurance and Resistance Training? Mil Med. 2019 May 1;184(5-6):115-116. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usz011. PMID: 30793184.

Mody RM, Zapor M, Hartzell JD, Robben PM, Waterman P, Wood-Morris R, Trotta R, Andersen RC, Wortmann G. Infectious complications of damage control orthopedics in war trauma. J Trauma. 2009 Oct;67(4):758-61. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3181af6aa6. PMID: 19820582.

Sherwood J, Park M, Robben P, Whitman T, Ellis MW. USA300 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus emerging as a cause of bloodstream infections at military medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Apr;34(4):393-9. doi: 10.1086/669866. Epub 2013 Feb 15. PMID: 23466913.

Robben PM, LaRegina M, Kuziel WA, Sibley LD. Recruitment of Gr-1+ monocytes is essential for control of acute toxoplasmosis. J Exp Med. 2005 Jun 6;201(11):1761-9. doi: 10.1084/jem.20050054. Epub 2005 May 31. PMID: 15928200; PMCID: PMC2213275.

Robben PM, Mordue DG, Truscott SM, Takeda K, Akira S, Sibley LD. Production of IL-12 by macrophages infected with Toxoplasma gondii depends on the parasite genotype. J Immunol. 2004 Mar 15;172(6):3686-94. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.172.6.3686. PMID: 15004172.

Robben PM, Sibley LD. Food- and waterborne pathogens: you are (infected by) what you eat! Microbes Infect. 2004 Apr;6(4):406-13. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2003.12.016. PMID: 15101398.

Lagneau NM, Chen Y, Robben PM, Hua DH. Chiral sulfur-containing 1,2-disubstituted ferrocenes. Tetrahedron. 1998;54(26):7301-7334.