Prof. Olaf Schneewind University of Chicago, USA

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Biography

Olaf Schneewind is Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago. He received his MD and PhD from the University of Cologne in 1988. He obtained subsequent postdoctoral training at Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Bacteriology and Immunology under the mentorship of Dr. Vincent Fischetti. In... read more1992, he received his first appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, where he was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor (1997) and Professor (2001). Dr. Schneewind then joined the Biological Sciences Division faculty at the University of Chicago in 2001. Dr. Schneewind's research program examines the mechanisms and strategies whereby pathogenic bacteria cause human diseases. His research has produced more than 75 peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters. Dr. Schneewind has also served as an editorial board member for Molecular Microbiology, Journal of Bacteriology, and Trends in Microbiology.