John Mekalanos

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John Mekalanos

John Mekalanos

John Mekalanos, Leiter des Departments of Microbiology and Immunobiology an der Harvard Medical School, nimmt an einer Diskussionsrunde zu „Ethical issues in life sciences“ teil.

Career:

  • 1978 – 1980 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • 1981 – 1983 Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • 1984 – 1986 Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1986 Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1996 Chairman, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • Since 1997 Adele H. Lehman Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School

 Area of work:

  • Analyzing of bacterial virulence and functional genomics to understand how pathogenic bacteria grow, evade the host immune system and ultimately cause disease