Ralph Isberg, PhD

Ralph Isberg, PhD

Professor of Molecular Biology & Microbiology

 

Education

AB, Chemistry, Oberlin College
PhD, Microbiology, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training, Stanford University

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 423
Laboratory: Jaharis 424A

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3993
Lab Phone: 617-636-4092
E-mail   Send an e-mail 

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Genetics, Molecular Microbiology

 

Research Synopsis

Our research is directed toward answering three questions concerning the lifestyle of invasive bacterial pathogens: How are intracellular pathogens able to penetrate into normally nonphagocytic epithelial cells? What factors do intracellular bacteria encode that allow them to survive and grow within the normally hostile environment of macrophages? What role do factors that are important for bacterial-host cell interaction models play in an infection of the host? We perform genetic and biochemical experiments on two bacterial pathogens, the bacterium Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, and Legionella pneumophila, the causative agent of Legionnaire's disease pneumonia.

 

Lab Members

Ila Anand, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Seblewongel Asrat, MERGE-ID PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Won Young Choi, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Kim Davis, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Dennise de Jesús, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Edward Geisinger, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Andrew Hempstead, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Dervla Isaac, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Kristin Kotewicz, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Vinay Ramabhadran, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Kathleen Riendeau, Administrative Assistant Send an e-mail
Kerri-Lynn Sheahan, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Zachary Silverstein, Research Assistant Send an e-mail
Germán Vargas-Cuebas, PREP Scholar  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

Application for 2015 Admission

The application for 2015 admissions will be available soon.