Human Pathogens, Dedicated Research
Here at the Missiakas-Schneewind Lab, we devote our time to the study of pathogens with importance to humans.
Staphylococcus aureus in fibrinogen
Image taken by Mohini Bhattacharya
Image taken by Amany Moawad
Sterne strain of Bacillus anthracis
Image taken by Maria Krunic
Our Research Focuses On:
Understanding the molecular biology of bacteria pathogenic to humans.
Investigating the means whereby bacteria cause disease or escape the immune system of infected hosts.
Developing vaccines and therapeutics to prevent or treat human infectious diseases.
We are affiliated with the Department of Microbiology at the University of Chicago.
Our research is conducted primarily at the Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory (HTL), located at Argonne National Laboratory.