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Prof. John Mekalanos Harvard Medical School, USA

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Biography

John Mekalanos is the Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School. The Mekalanos laboratory is engaged in the analysis of bacterial virulence and functional genomics. The goal of these studies is to understand how pathogenic bacteria grow, evade the host immune system and ultimately... read morecause disease. A variety of organisms are currently studied in the laboratory including several Vibrio species and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Where possible, the knowledge gained in their studies is applied to the development of more effective vaccines and small molecule therapeutics.