- Joan Mecsas
- Home Town
- Lincoln, MA
- Prior Degrees
Swarthmore College, BA, Biochemistry
University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Sackler Program(s)
- Immunology, Microbiology
What is the ultimate goal of your research?
To understand how bacterial pathogens manipulate host defenses to establish infections.
What excites you about your research?
Learning new things about the interplay between bacterial pathogens and mammalian immune defenses. Watching students start testing a hypothesis and develop it over the years often in unanticipated directions.
What do you like best about Sackler students?
Their enthusiasm and commitment to each other and their programs.
What qualities distinguish the Sackler School from other graduate schools?
Faculty are very collaborative with each other and interactive with students and post-docs from other labs.
What do you do to relax?
Reading, gardening, yoga, hiking
What is your favorite Boston restaurant?
Apply to the Sackler School
The priority application deadlines are as follows:
December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs
February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences
March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program
May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development
June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research