Professor of Chemistry and of Microbial Pathogenesis
Bacteria are unicellular, prokaryotic organisms that live all around and within us, usually without incident. However, a number of important bacterial pathogens can cause opportunistic infections that are severe or life threatening. The bacteriologists within the Department have made numerous contributions to our understanding of how bacteria cause disease.
Faculty and Labs
- Bacteria; Chemistry; Host-Pathogen Interactions.Crawford Lab
Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director, Center for Pulmonary Infection Research and Treatment (CPIRT)Respiratory Tract Infections; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive.Dela Cruz Lab
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health; Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, Internal MedicineTick-borne transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi (the causative agent of Lyme disease) and Anaplasma phagocytophilum(which causes human granulocytic anaplasmosis); Mosquito transmission of flaviruses and Plasmodium; Innate immune responses and vaccine design.
Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell BiologyBacterial type III secretion systems; virulence determinants of food-borne pathogens Salmonellatyphimurium, S. typhi, and Campylobacter jejuni Galán Lab
C.N.H. Long Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Director of Microbial Sciences Institute; Chair, Microbial PathogenesisMicrobial communities within the gut; the relationship between microbiota composition and function; functional genome-wide analysis. Goodman Lab
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Microbial PathogenesisBacterial two-component signal transduction in Salmonella enterica (which causes gastroenteritis and typhoid fever), Yersinia pestis (which causes bubonic plague), and Escherichia coli (which is a commensal bacteria of the gut); genetic networks and differential gene control; riboswitches. Groisman Lab
Associate Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Director ID/Rheum Research Conference, Internal MedicineChlamydia trachomatis; Trachoma; Infectious Disease Medicine.
Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation M.D.-Ph.D. Program Director and Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Professor, Microbial Pathogenesis; Director, MD-PhD Program, Yale UniversityVirulence factors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa; bacterial biofilm formation.
Associate Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology; Member, Yale Systems Biology Institute; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical InstituteCell-autonomous immunity to microbial pathogens; interferon-induced host defense; structural analysis of antimicrobial nanomachines.
Associate Professor TermBacteria; Cell Biology; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Single-Cell Analysis. Rego Lab
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and of Immunobiology and Director of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS); Vice-Chair, Department of Microbial PathogenesisRemodeling of the host cellular secretory pathway by Legionella pneumophila (Legionnaire’s disease) and Coxiella burnetii (Q fever) effector proteins; bacterial evasion of innate immune responses.