Dartmouth Life Sciences Symposium History: 2017

Structural and Molecular Mechanisms of Host-Pathogen Interactions

Bacteria and viruses employ a wide array of mechanisms and complex protein machines to infect cells and evade the host’s immune response. Understanding the structure, function and regulation of proteins involved in pathogenesis is critical if we are to develop strategies to combat microbial infections. Join us at the Life Sciences Symposium to learn about a number of approaches being taken to investigate the molecular mechanisms of host–pathogen interactions and how these findings are being used to combat infectious diseases.


Pamela Bjorkman, PhD
Centennial Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology • Lab Website

Katya Heldwein, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
HHMI Faculty Scholar, Tufts University School of Medicine • Lab Website

F. Jon Kull, PhD
Rodgers Professor of Chemistry
Dean, School of Graduate and Advanced Studies

Dartmouth College • Lab Website

Jason McLellan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth • Lab Website

John Mekalanos, PhD
Adele Lehman Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School • Lab Website

Gabriel Waksman, FMedSci, FRS
Courtauld Professor of Biochemistry
Birkbeck College and University College London • Lab Website