Interim Dean of the School of Natural, Health, Social, & Behavioral Sciences

Phone: ext. 2409

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004
  • M.S., Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001
  • MT, Medical Technology, ASCP-certified, Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Texas, 1997
  • M.S., Biology, Baylor University, Texas, 1996
  • B.S., Biology, Baylor University, Texas, 1993


Dr. Fuller received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in biology from Baylor University in Texas. During his research project on antibiotic-resistant bacteria in cooperation with Dr. Tom Huber at the VA Medical Center in Temple, TX, Dr. Fuller discovered the world of microbiological testing and hospital laboratories.  Dr. Fuller pursued his diploma in medical technology at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, TX.

Dr. Fuller has worked in several hospital laboratories and for multiple reference laboratories, including a NIDA Toxicology lab. His experience includes a large concentration in microbiology and significant experience as a generalist.

Dr. Fuller continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a Master’s and Doctorate in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. He used molecular techniques for cloning rhesus macaque-specific sequences to be used to discern the progression of disease in simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected macaques. Dr. Fuller used in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry, cell culture and real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) to identify and quantify the expression of chemotactic and other cytokine molecules in the pulmonary and lymphoid tissues.

Dr. Fuller began his teaching career as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS) Program at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Fuller taught clinical lab techniques, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology and epidemiology. He also served as the CLS student organization advisor.

Dr. Fuller accepted a position with a German magnetic cell separation company and moved to Cologne to be the Global Product Manager for the Cell Analysis portfolio of Miltenyi Biotec. Dr. Fuller eventually moved to Berlin, where he served as the Business Development Manager for BioSilta, a microbiological media company dedicated to improved protein production.

After returning from Europe, Dr. Fuller began teaching anatomy and physiology and microbiology course at Tarrant County College and North Lake College. He later taught Physiology, Gross Anatomy and various labs to chiropractic students at Parker University. Dr. Fuller was awarded the Faculty of the Year 2018 and Distinguished Educator of the Year 2019.

Dr. Fuller joined Centenary in the Fall 2019 as Assistant Professor of Health Science and the Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program. He is excited to build this program and to engage and to assist these future laboratorians.

Published Works

Rappocciolo, G., P.Piazza, C.L Fuller, T.A Reinhart, S.C. Watkins, D.T. Rowe, M. Jais, P. Gupta and C.R. Rinaldo, Jr. 2006. DC-SIGN on B lymphocytes is required for transmission of HIV-1 to T lymphocytes. PLoS Pathog. 2:e70.

Schaefer, T.M*, Fuller, C.L.*, B.A. Fallert, S. Poveda, K. Whelton, S. Basu, Y. Choi, S. Sanghavi, E. Feingold, and T.A. Reinhart. 2006. Changes in pulmonary chemokine expression patterns during simian immunodeficiency virus infection revealed through DNA microarray and in situ hybridization analyses. Microbes Infect., 8:1839-50. (*co-first authors)

Marino, S., S. Pawar, C.L. Fuller, T.A. Reinhart, J.L. Flynn and D.E. Kirschner.  2004. Dendritic cell trafficking and antigen presentation in the human immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Immunol. 173: 494-506.

Fuller, C.L., J.L. Flynn, and T.A. Reinhart. 2003. In situ study of abundant expression of proinflammatory chemokines and cytokines in pulmonary granulomas that develop in cynomolgus macaques experimentally infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Infect.Immun. 71:7023-7034.

Schaefer, T.M, I. Bell, M.E. Pfeifer, M. Ghosh, R.P. Trible, C.L. Fuller, C. Ashman, and T.A. Reinhart. 2002. The conserved process of TCR/CD3 complex down-modulation by SIV Nef is mediated by the central core, not endocytic motifs. Virology 302:106-122.

Fuller, C.L., Y.K. Choi, B.A. Fallert, S. Capuano, III, P. Rajakumar, M. Murphey-Corb, and T.A. Reinhart. 2002. Restricted SIV replication in rhesus macaque lung tissues during the acute phase of infection. Am.J.Pathol. 161:969-978.

Basu, S., T.M Schaefer, M. Ghosh, C.L. Fuller, and T.A. Reinhart. 2002. Molecular cloning and sequencing of 25 different rhesus macaque chemokine cDNAs reveals evolutionary conservation among C, CC, CXC, AND CX3C families of chemokines. Cytokine 18:140-148.

Reinhart, T.A., B.A. Fallert, M.E. Pfeifer, S. Sanghavi, S. Capuano, III, P. Rajakumar, M. Murphey-Corb, R. Day, C.L. Fuller, and T.M Schaefer. 2002. Increased expression of the inflammatory chemokine CXC chemokine ligand 9/monokine induced by interferon-gamma in lymphoid tissues of rhesus macaques during simian immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Blood 99:3119-3128.

Croix, D.A., S. Capuano, III, L. Simpson, B.A. Fallert, C.L. Fuller, E.C. Klein, T.A. Reinhart, M. Murphey-Corb, and J. L. Flynn. 2000. Effect of mycobacterial infection on virus loads and disease progression in simian immunodeficiency virus-infected rhesus monkeys. AIDS Res.Hum.Retroviruses 16:1895-1908.

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