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Frederick Miller, PhD
Physician Associate Program

Frederick Miller, PhD

Associate Professor

Assistant Dean for Preclinical Curriculum

941 Stanton L. Young Blvd, - 103

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405-271-2058 ext. 48422

Dr. Miller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine and an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Cell Biology.   Dr. Miller teaches the anatomical sciences to graduate students, PA students, dental students, and medical students on the health science center campus.  Dr. Miller also is the course director for the Pathophysiology course in the PA curriculum.  Dr. Miller is a basic science researcher at the Dean McGee Eye Institute.  His collaborative work with Dr. Michelle Callegan focuses on the pathogenesis of infectious diseases of the eye.  Dr. Miller is also keenly interested in medical education and is involved in research to improve student outcomes in the biomedical sciences.  Prior to joining the PA faculty at the University of Oklahoma, Dr. Miller served as a Professor of Biology for twenty-one years at Oklahoma Christian University.  Dr. Miller received his Masters of Science and Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1997 and his BS Degree in Biology and Chemistry from Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Academic Section(s):

College of Medicine


Ph.D: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OUHSC, OK 1997
M.S: Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OUHSC, OK 1991
B.S: Biology/Chemistry, Oklahoma Christian College, OK. 1986



Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology, OUHSC, OK. 2003-2004

Select Publications:

Coburn, P.S., Miller, F.C., LaGrow A., Parkunan S. M., Randall B., Staats R., Chen,S., Callegan M.C. 2018. TLR4 Modulates Inflammatory Gene Targets in the Retina during Bacillus cereus Endophthalmitis. BMC Ophthalmology 18:96


LaGrow, A.L., P.S. Coburn, F.C. Miller, C. Land, S.M. Parkunan, B.T. Luk, W. Gao, L. Zhang, and M.C. Callegan. 2017. A novel biomimetic nanosponge protects the retina from the Enterococcus faecalis cytolysin. mSphere 2:e00335-17.


Callegan, M.C.  Parkunan, S. Randall, C. Coburn, P.S. Miller, F.C. Astley, Oh, S. and Schneewind, O. 2017. The Role of Pili in Bacillus cereus Intraocular Infection. Experimental Eye Research. 159:69-76, 2017. PMID:28336259


Coburn, P.S., Wiskur, B.J., Miller, F.C., LaGrow, A.L., Astley, R., Elliott, M.H. and Callegan, M.C. 2016. Bloodstream-to-Eye Infections Are Facilitated By Outer Blood-Retinal Barrier Dysfunction. PLOS One. May 19; 11(5).


Coburn, P.S., Baghdayan, A.S., Craig, N. Burroughs, A., Tendolkar, P., Miller, K., Najar, F.Z., Roe, B.A., Shankar, N. 2010. A novel conjugative plasmid from Enterococcus faecalis E99 enhances resistance to ultraviolet radiation. Plasmid 64(1):18-25.


Levine, M., Progulske-Fox, A., Denslow, N., Farmerie, W., Smith, D., Swearingen, W., Miller, F., Liang, Z., Roe, B., Pan, H. 2001. Identification of Lysine Decarboxylase as a Mammalian Cell Growth Inhibitor in Eikenella corrodens: Possible Role in Periodontal Disease.  Microbial Pathogenesis 30:179-192.


Levine, M., and Miller, F.C. 1996. A toxin in Eikenella corrodens detected by plaque toxin-neutralizing monoclonal antibodies. Infection and Immunity. 64:1672-1678.



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