Molecular Pathogenesis

Overview

Molecular pathogenesis research includes the study of host-pathogen interactions at the level of cellular and molecular networks with application to the understanding of virulence factors, host resistance to pathogens, and emerging (and resurgent) infectious disease agents. An important new area is the study of the characterization of microbial communities in infectious disease situations. Faculty are studying the range of complex molecular relationships involved in host-symbiont and host-pathogen interactions.