About Charles O. Rock

Dr. Charles Rock has led a laboratory studying lipid metabolism and infectious diseases for decades.  After receiving his PhD in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee at Oak Ridge, Rock joined St. Jude and is now a member of the St. Jude Faculty in the Department of Infectious Diseases. Over the past 35 years, his research has focused on lipid metabolism in bacteria, a focus which he continues in his work at St. Jude. Rock is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his work and contribution to our understanding of bacteria and antibacterial drug discovery.

Science Team

Meet the Team

Katie Creed
  • Katie Creed
  • Lead Researcher
Matthew Frank
  • Matthew Frank
  • Scientist
Pamela Jackson
  • Pamela Jackson
  • Scientist
Karen Miller
  • Karen Miller
  • Scientist
Christopher Radka, PhD
  • Christopher Radka, PhD
  • Research Associate
Chitra Subramanian, PhD
  • Chitra Subramanian, PhD
  • Scientist
Sarah Whaley, PharmD, PhD
  • Sarah Whaley, PharmD, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate