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.


Margaret BynoeMargaret Bynoe, PhD, Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer; the role of adenosine in immune and central nervous system barrier regulation

Pamela Chang Pamela Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Immunology

Research Interest: 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

Helene Marquis Hélène Marquis, DMV, PhD, Professor of Microbiology

Research Interest: Pathogenesis of bacterial diseases affecting mammalian and aquatic animals.

David Russell David Russell, PhD, William Kaplan Professor of Infection Biology

Research Interest: The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria

Jeongmin SongJeongmin Song, PhD, Associate Professor of Bacterial Pathogenesis

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

Brian VanderVen Brian VanderVen, PhD, Associate Professor of Bacteriology

Research Interest: Physiology of the intracellular pathogen M. tuberculosis