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Dr. Bradley Jett

James E. Hurley Professor of Biology

Office Location Wood Science Building, 119-B
Phone (Office) 405.585.4124


Dr. Jett is a graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University; his degree was in Biology. He went on to earn his Masters and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he joined the faculty at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. In 1998 he accepted a full-time teaching position at Oklahoma Baptist University where he has been a professor of Biology for 23 years. His expertise is in medical microbiology, immunology and bacterial pathogens. He now holds the James Hurley Professorship in Biology and has been awarded both OBU’s Promising Teacher Award and Outstanding Teacher award. He has more than 30 published scientific journal articles and book chapters, and his most recent work was to co-author an immunology textbook. At OBU he is a Pre-Med and Pre-Graduate School advisor. He is a deacon at University Baptist Church. Dr. Jett and his wife Teresa live in Shawnee. They have two daughters, Jennifer and Hannah.


  • B.S. Biology: Oklahoma Baptist University
  • M.S. Microbiology and Immunology: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
  • Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology: University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

Subjects Taught

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Genetics

Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Oklahoma Bioinformatics Society

Awards and Honors

  • OBU Distinguished Teaching Award
  • OBU Promising Teacher Award
  • American Society for Microbiology Distinguished Service Award
  • OUHSC President’s Award for Basic Research
  • OUHSC Dean's Award for Applied Research
  • OUHSC Sigma Xi Young Investigator of the Year Award

Selected Publications

  • T. Yates, and B. Jett. 2020. Undergraduate Medical Microbiology Lab Manual. Rylan Publishing.
  • T. Mak, M. Sanders, and B. Jett. 2014. Primer to the Immune Response. 2nd Edition. Elsevier, Burlington, MA.
  • B.D. Jett. 2011. DVD update edition. Host Defense Against Ocular Infection. In: Duane’s Foundations of Clinical Ophthalmology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia
  • S. Kobayakawa, B.D. Jett, and M.S. Gilmore. 2005. Biofilm Formation by Enterococcus faecalis on Intraocular Lens Material. Current Eye Research. 30:741-745.
  • P.S. Coburn, C.M. Pillar, B.D. Jett, W. Haas, and M.S. Gilmore. 2004. Enterococcus faecalis senses target cells and in response expresses cytolysin. Science. 306:2270-2

Selected Presentations

  • B.D. Jett, Zoonotic Infections. Medical Resident Training Lecture, Christiana Care Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware.
  • B.D. Jett, Keynote Address. S.T.E.M. Awards Assembly, Gordon Cooper Technical Center, Shawnee OK.
  • B.D. Jett, “Faith and Science”. OBU Faith and Disciplines Symposium
  • B.D. Jett, “Plagues, Pandemics, and Biowarfare”, symposium for the OBU Honors College
  • B.D. Jett, “Vaccines, and Infection Control Practices”, Baptist-Christian Hospital of Tespur, Tespur India