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Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology

Areas of Interest

Sexually transmitted infections


The Hobbs lab conducts translational research focused on non-viral sexually transmitted infections; the lab supports a variety of research projects aimed directly at diagnosis, treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted infections or the use of these infections as bio-markers in evaluating biomedical or behavioral interventions aimed at STI/HIV prevention. Dr. Hobbs is also active in undergraduate medical education at UNC. She is a co-director of the Foundation Phase and the Microbiology Coil director. She has earned several teaching awards and loves interacting with students.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Duke University
  • PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill