Mary O’Riordan, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
University of Michigan

“Cells on fire: using cellular stress to heat up host defenses”

Dr. O’Riordan’s research explores the molecular interactions between bacterial pathogens and mammalian host cells, using cell biology, biochemistry and small animal models. A particular interest for her research group concerns cells of the innate immune system, like macrophages, which act as a first line of defense against infection. Dr. O’Riordan also studies cellular stress and innate immunity, and has developed new models of host/pathogen interactions. Finally, her laboratory is interested in the metabolic control of virulence in bacterial pathogens

Reception:  5-6pm

Seminar:  6-7pm

Thomas Jefferson University
Bluemle Life Sciences Bldg
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust)

Discounted Parking at the garage on 11th and Locust
(Entrance on 11th Street under the Hamilton Bldg)