Northwestern University

Tue 12:00 PM

Microbiology-Immunology Department: Robert Heinzen, PhD

When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium, 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dr. Nicholas Cianciotto   312.503.0385

Group: Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminars/Events

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Department of Microbiology-Immunology Seminar Series

"Adaptations Enabling Intra- and Extracellular Survival of Coxiella burnetii"

Robert Heinzen, PhD / National Institutes of Health, NIAID


Coxiella burnetii causes the zoonotic disease Q fever. The organism can replicate in the harsh confines of a macrophage phagolysosome and survive for years in the environment. Using new genetic tools, we are unraveling mechanisms that subvert host cell functions and promote extracellular viability. Our result provide insight into eucaryotic cell parasitism and extracellular resistance.


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