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Rodrigues, Jose

Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
190 Food Safety & Toxicology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 884-2031




Jose Rodrigues is a five-year D.O. Ph.D., student in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics department where he is training to become a future infections disease physician scientist.  As a member of the Manning lab, he studies the molecular epidemiology and bacterial parthenogenesis of antibiotic resistant Campylobacter jejuni, an important  foodborne pathogen.  Jose is passionate about supporting his peers and service leadership, in particular for physician scientist trainees. Jose was the founding chair of the Student Advisory Council for the DO-PhD program at MSU, and participates on the national executive council for the American Physician Scientist Association (APSA), he currently serves as the Chair of the Diversity Ad-Hoc Committee, and the Co-Chair for the Fundraising Committee. Prior to studying at Michigan State, Jose received his Bachelors in Science in Biochemistry from Northeastern University, and had multiple research opportunities in industry and academy, including working with the Infectious Disease Epidemiology group in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where he developed his passion for epidemiology and infectious disease.