Prof. P. Patrick Cleary University of Minnesota, USA

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P. Patrick Cleary is an Emeritus Professor of Microbiology at the University of Minnesota. Streptococci are masters of immune avoidance. S. pyogenes, the most common cause of sore throat, are also responsible for serious diseases such as rheumatic fever, heart disease, and flesh eating wound infections. Over many years his... read moreresearch investigated the molecular and cellular processes that lead to these infections. He discovered the streptococcal C5a peptidase, which is now a leading candidate for vaccine development. Most recently his work has focused on the T cell response to streptococcal infections and autoimmune neuropathology.