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Jorge E. Galan

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbiology
Chair
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis
Yale University School of Medicine
Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Av.
New Haven, CT 06536-0812
Phone:  (203) 737-2404
Fax: (203) 737-2630
e-mail: jorge.galan@yale.edu


Maria Lara-Tejero

Research Associate

HOMETOWN
Valladolid, Spain

EDUCATION
DVM - School of Veterinary Medicine, Complutense University of Madrid
PhD Microbiology - Yale University

RESEARCH INTEREST
All type III secretion

CONTACT
maria.lara-tejero@yale.edu


Xiang Gao

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Taiyuan, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Shandong University China - 2007
PhD Structural Biology - Tsinghua University China - 2012

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the pathogenesis of Salmonella typhi.

CONTACT
xiang.gao@yale.edu


Carmen Butan

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Targu-Jiu, Romania

EDUCATION
PhD Biological Sciences - EMBL-Hamburg and University of London - 2004

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the structural biology of the Salmonella Type III Secretion System.

CONTACT
carmen.butan@yale.edu


Shu-Jung (Sue) Chang

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOME COUNTRY
Taiwan

EDUCATION
PhD - Life Sciences and Genome Sciences, National Yang-Ming University - 2013

RESEARCH INTEREST
I am interested in the trafficking pathways of typhoid toxin, an essential virulence factor of Salmonella Typhi.

CONTACT
shu-jung.chang@yale.edu


Sam Fels

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
St. Louis, MO

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Truman State University - 2009
PhD Microbiology - University of Missouri - 2015

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the pathogenesis of Campylobacter jejuni and its interaction with the host microbiota.

CONTACT
samuel.fels@yale.edu


Xuyao Jiao

Research Scientist

HOMETOWN
Shandong, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Shandong University - 2007
MS Microbiology- Shandong University - 2010

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the function of Typhoid Toxin

CONTACT
xuyao.jiao@yale.edu


Tobias Geiger

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOME COUNTRY
Germany

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen - 2006
PhD Microbiology - Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen - 2011

RESEARCH INTEREST
Pathogenicity of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi, typhoid toxin, intracellular bacteria, bacterial toxins, host/pathogen interactions

CONTACT
tobias.geiger@yale.edu


Hui Sun

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Gansu, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Lanzhou University - 2008
PhD Immunology - Peking University - 2013

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the relationship between Salmonellaand human to expand our knowledge on the pathogenesis of Salmonella.

CONTACT
hui.sun@yale.edu


Gabrielle Stack

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Kerry, Ireland

EDUCATION
BSc Biomedical Sciences - University College Cork, Ireland - 2010
PhD - Cardiff University, United Kingdom - 2015

RESEARCH INTEREST
I aim to develop an in vivo model to studySalmonella typhi and typhoid toxin pathogenesis.

CONTACT
gabrielle.stack@yale.edu


Casey Fowler

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Kingston, ON, Canada

EDUCATION
BS Biochemistry - Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada - 2004
PhD Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences -McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada - 2011

RESEARCH INTEREST
I am interested in improving our understanding of the biological program of typhoid toxin and its role in S. Typhi virulence

CONTACT
casey.fowler@yale.edu


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Emily Guo

Postdoctoral fellow

HOMETOWN

Shandong, China

EDUCATION

BS Biology - Shandong University - 2006
PhD Developmental Biology- Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences - 2012

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the structure and function of Salmonella type III secretion system and typhoid toxin neutralization.

CONTACT
emily.guo@yale.edu


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Jose Eduardo Soto

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOME COUNTRY
Mexico

EDUCATION
BS Genomics - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - 2010
MS Biochemistry - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - 2012
PhD Biochemistry - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México - 2017

RESEARCH INTEREST
I am interested in understanding how the type III secretion system functions at the molecular level.

CONTACT
jose.soto@yale.edu


Meixin Chen

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Guangdong, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology - Shantou University - 2013
PhD - School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University - 2018 

RESEARCH INTEREST
I am trying to find out more details about how Salmonella use their weapons or "effectors" to invade the host, and how the host defends Salmonella intelligently.

CONTACT
meixin.chen@yale.edu


Huan Lian

Postdoctoral Fellow 

HOMETOWN
Changchun, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology Harbin Institute - 2013
PhD Cell Biology Wuhan University - 2018 

RESEARCH INTEREST
I study the characterization of the effector protein of the type III secretion system of Salmonella typhimurium that mediates the inflammatory response after infection.

CONTACT
huan.lian@yale.edu