The Schroeder Team was launched in summer 2016. We are using an multidisciplinary approach, employing microbiological, cell biological and biochemical methods combined with cutting-edge imaging and proteomics analysis to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of host subversion by opportunistic human respiratory pathogens, in particular Legionella pneumophila and more recently Nontuberculous Mycobacteria.
Ultimately, we aim to translate our findings in new, innovative treatments and diagnostics for bacterial infectious diseases.
- Cellular microbiology of bacterial respiratory pathogens
- Functional genomics of bacterial virulence factors
- Subversion of innate immune cells by infection
- Proteomics approaches to study signaling at the pathogen-host interface
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND KEY ACHIEVEMENTS
PhD Title: Deciphering the molecular basis of the global emergence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria as important human respiratory pathogens
Name: Karthika Nagalekshmi
Years of Study: 1