Jeffery S. Cox, Ph.D.

Title
Professor
Department
Department of Microbiology & Immunology
Institution
University of California, San Francisco
Address
Genentech Hall Room N372B
600 16th Street
City, State, Zip
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone
(415) 502-4240
E-mail
Jeffery.Cox[at]ucsf.edu
Website
http://coxlab.ucsf.edu/
Research Field
Microbiology
Award Year
2001

Research

Our interests lie at the interface of prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology during bacterial infections. In particular, we study the notorious human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is remarkably adept at subverting host immune cell function. We use genetics as a primary tool to identify bacterial genes required for pathogenesis, as well as employ a wide variety of complementary approaches to understand how the bacterium interacts with and alters its immune-cell niche, the macrophage.