Monday, April 24, 2017

Intracellular pathogens as master cell biologists:

How Chlamydia co-opts the host to survive intracellularly

Joanne Engel, MD, PhD.
Chief, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine
Director, Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Defense Program
Professor, Department of Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Engel’s research activities are focused on the complex interplay between bacterial pathogens and host cells. In particular, her team studies two important human pathogens, Chlamydia trachomatis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Their strengths include using multidisciplinary approaches to these studies—allowing the pathogen to be their tutor. They utilize bacterial genetics and genetic screens, molecular biology, cellular microbiology, host cell biology with advanced immunofluorescence microscopy, genome-wide RNAi screens, bioinformatics, and proteomics to rigorously understand the mechanisms by which pathogens subvert host cell functions to cause disease

Free reception 5:00 to 6:00pm

Seminar 6:00 to 7:00pm

Thomas Jefferson University, Bluemle Life Sciences Building
233 S. 10th Street (10th and Locust), Philadelphia, PA 19104

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