Jeroen Saeij, Ph.D.

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Department of Biology
Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Address
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 68-270
City, State, Zip
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone
(617) 324-5330
E-mail
jsaeij[at]mit.edu
Website
www.saeijlab.com
Research Field
Genetics
Award Year
2010

Research

The primary research interest of our laboratory is to understand how intracellular parasites exploit and manipulate the host cells in which they live, to ensure their survival, replication, and transmission, and hence their success. Our experimental focus is Toxoplasma gondii, considered the most successful protozoan parasite of warm-blooded animals. We are interested in identifying Toxoplasma proteins involved in the modulation of the host cell and the exact mechanisms by which they act. To achieve this we use a combination of genomics, biochemistry, genetics, microscopy, immunology and computational tools.