Cell Biology of HOst-Pathogen Interactions
In the Lamason lab, we investigate how intracellular bacterial pathogens hijack host cell processes to promote infection.
In particular, we study how Rickettsia parkeri and Listeria monocytogenes move through our tissues via a process called cell-to-cell spread. We utilize cellular, molecular, genetic, biochemical and biophysical approaches to elucidate the mechanisms of spread in order to reveal key aspects of pathogenesis and host cell biology.
RECENT Lab News
March 12, 2019: Biology graduate student Elizabeth Hemenway started her second rotation with us this week. Welcome to the lab!
February 19th, 2019: The Lamason Lab keeps growing. This week we welcomed MIT Undergraduate Desmond Edwards to the lab as our newest UROP. Welcome!
February 5th, 2019: Yamilex Acevedo-Sanchez from the Biology department just started in the lab for her first rotation. Welcome Yami :)
January 7th, 2019: New year, new rotons! This month we welcome Microbiology student Mandy Levine to the lab for her rotation.