Our Faculty : Primary Faculty

Kurt Schesser, Ph.D.

Dr. Schesser’s research is directed towards untangling the complex interactions between a host and a microbial pathogen. Most recently the lab’s focus has been on the host factors Heme Regulated Inhibitor (PMID: 29311243) and Perforin-2 (PMID: 26831467), whose infection-specific activities were discovered in the Schesser and Podack labs, respectively.

Dr. Schesser also directs (with departmental colleagues Drs. Arba Ager and Natasa Strbo) the University of Miami Tropical Disease Research Unit which is primarily tasked with evaluating immunological- and drug-based anti-malarial therapeutics and serves as a co-director of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology Undergraduate Program.

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