Jennifer R. Honda



Title: Associate Professor

Department of Cellular and Molecular BiologySchool of Medicine

Inaugural Director, Center for Mycobacterial Treatment and Discovery

Email: [email protected]


Jennifer R. Honda PhD was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She received her B.S. from Colorado State University in Biology and Zoology, M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Hawai’i, and PhD in Microbiology from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, Dr. Honda is basic science, translational mycobacteriologist and Associate Professor for the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology and the School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler where she is also the inaugural Director of a new NTM Center. Her research program actively studies the 1) environmental- 2) host– 3) microbial factors that contribute to NTM pulmonary disease emergence globally. Active in the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Pulmonary Infections and Tuberculosis (PI-TB) Assembly since 2014, she is the recipient of an ATS Foundation award in Pulmonary Medicine, PI-TB’s Rising Star in 2019, PI-TB Top Junior Faculty in 2021, and an ATS Fellow in 2022. The European Respiratory Society distinguished Dr. Honda in 2020 as an Innovator in NTM Science and Medicine.


Academic Affiliations

Affiliate Graduate Faculty, University of Hawai'i, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology


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