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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


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


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


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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


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Heng Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow

HOMETOWN
Nanjing, China

EDUCATION
BS Biology, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2009
MS Microbiology, Nanjing Agricultural University, 2012
PhD Microbiology, Cornell University, 2018

RESEARCH INTEREST
I'm interested in the mechanism of pathogenesis of Salmonella Typhi, the interplay between the host and pathogen, and the role of typhoid toxin in this process.

CONTACT
heng.zhao@yale.edu