Ralph Isberg, PhD

Ralph

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
Won Young Choi, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Stacie Clark, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Kim Davis, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Edward Geisinger, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Dervla Isaac, Research Associate Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Kristin Kotewicz, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Erion Lipo, PhD Student in Genetics Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Lindsay Margoles, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Nadav Mortman, MBS Student  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Connor Murphy, Research Assistant Send an e-mail
Kathleen Riendeau, Administrative Assistant Send an e-mail
Asaf Sol, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Germán Vargas-Cuebas, Research Technician  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Karin Yoshida, Research Technician  Send an e-mail 
Mengyun Zhang, PhD Student in Molecular Microbiology  Send an e-mail Lab Research Page

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The priority application deadline for PhD programs is December 1, 2016.