Bacterial Pathogenesis

The bacteriologists in the department focus their research on the strategies employed by pathogens that mediate an intracellular infection. These pathogens include Salmonella, Mycobacterium, and Listeria. Research involves analysis of both bacterial toxins and the response of the host cell.

Pamela Chang

Pamela Chang, PhD
Associate Professor of Immunology

Identification of metabolites produced by the gut microbiota that regulate the host immune system and the development of chemical tools to modulate the immune response

Satoshi Kimura, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis

Gene expression regulation of bacterial pathogens in the host

Hélène Marquis

Hélène Marquis, DMV, PhD
Professor Emerita of Microbiology

Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases affecting mammalian and aquatic animals

David Russell

David Russell, PhD
William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology

The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria

Jeongmin Song

Jeongmin Song, PhD
Associate Professor of Bacterial Pathogenesis

Typhoid toxin, Salmonella Typhi, Bacterial AB toxins, Vaccines, Antibodies, Typhoid fever, Chronic/persistent infection

Brian VanderVen

Brian VanderVen, PhD
Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis