Jorge E Galan PhD, DVM

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology | Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

LCME Governance & Administration Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyCell Biology | Microbial PathogenesisImmunology and Immunotherapy

Research Interests

Microbial Pathogenesis; Host/pathogen interaction more...


  • D.V.M., National University of La Plata, Argentina, 1980
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1986

Selected Publications

  • Akeda Y, Galan JE. (2005). Chaperone release and unfolding of substrates in type III secretion. Nature 437: 911-915.
  • Marlovitz, T.C., Kubori, T., Lara-Tejero, M., Thomas, D.R., Unger, V.M., and Galán, J.E. (2006). Assembly of the inner rod determines needle length in the type III secretion injectisome. Nature 441(7093):637-40.
  • Hofreuter, D., Novik, V., and J. E. Galán. 2008. Metabolic diversity in Campylobacter jejuni enhances specific tissue colonization. Cell Host & Microbe 4(5):425-33



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