Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Jonathan Pruneda
Friday, February 15, 2019 - 3:15pm
Department of Chemistry Seminar Series: Jonathan Pruneda
Science Buidling 1, room 107, 1025 SW Mill Street
Free & open to the public

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine Molecular Microbiology & Immunology Assistant Professor, Jonathan Pruneda, will present How bacterial pathogens subvert host ubiquitin signaling at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar series

About Professor Pruneda's research

Our immune system relies upon rapid and robust signaling responses to the detection of an invading pathogen. In these signaling pathways, information is relayed through post-translational modifications such as protein ubiquitination. Unfortunately for us, many pathogens have the remarkable ability to subvert host signaling responses and thus evade detection. Work in our lab focuses on the mechanisms by which pathogens manipulate the host ubiquitin signaling response. We use biochemical and structural biology techniques to understand the molecular details of these host-pathogen interactions, with the goal of learning more about the requirements for infection and immunity.

About the Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research in the chemistry of the environment, novel materials, and biological systems. The Department's curriculum, faculty, library, and facilities of the department are accredited by the American Chemical Society.