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Kaletka, Jonathan

Address:
Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
3313 Bio Engineering Facility
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-6971
kaletkaj@msu.edu

 

 


Biography:

Jon Kaletka is a third year PhD student at Michigan State in the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics working with Dr. Jonathan Hardy. He is broadly interested in host-pathogen interactions, and his current project focuses on how infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes alters the production of extracellular vesicles, a novel communication method utilized throughout the body. He is originally from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and received a B.S. in microbiology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he studied the mechanism of actin polymerization by intracellular Listeria. Outside of lab, Jon is interested in science communications, where he appeared on SciFiles and has volunteered at a number of science outreach events.