Distinguished Scientist: St. Patrick Reid, PhD

St. Patrick Reid, PhD

St. Patrick Reid, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 9 for UNMC’s Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist, New Investigator and Community Service to Research Award recipients.

Distinguished Scientist

The Distinguished Scientist Award — which is sponsored by the chancellor — recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: St. Patrick Reid, PhD
  • Title: Associate professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, UNMC College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: September 2016
  • Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Please describe your research focus in three words or less: Host-based therapeutics 

Why is research important in the world today? In its purity, the importance is grounded in the simplicity of trying to help. But it is not just today. It is accepting the failures and lack of inclusivity of the past and understanding the greater purpose as we move forward. Always making corrections in seek of learning from the past and trying to help. 

My research will make a difference because: Elucidating host-pathogen interactions will provide novel therapeutic tools.

The best advice I’ve ever received is: Success is a mixture of hard work, happenstance and serendipity, so enjoy the ride and never think you work.     

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I like to paint in addition to writing poetry.
  • The first time I had steak was on my interview at UNMC.
  • I am secretly a Marvel comic book nerd. 


  1. Jonathan L. Vennerstrom says:

    Congratulations St. Patrick – well done!

  2. Peter Iwen says:

    Congratulations Patrick on receiving this award!

  3. Sonja F. Tutsch-Bryant, PhD, MPH, BSED says:

    Big congratulations, Dr. Reid! We sure would love to have you share about your work and journey into the world of medicine and pathology with our scholars next summer. https://www.unmc.edu/student-success/pathway-programs/summer-health-professions-education-program/about.html

  4. Mercie Zuehlke says:

    Omg, Patrick!! Congratulations, this’ all so awesome. Your fellow Maryleboner’s think about you all the time.

    Mercie & Ed Zuehlke
    PS come see us sometime @ Emmet’s, 25th n Leavenworth

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