Emmy handles managerial responsibilities for the lab. These include ordering supplies, managing safety trainings, maintaining equipment, and shipping materials to collaborators.
Office: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Office: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Mohlopheni (Jackson) is interested in host factors that drive lung granuloma progression in TB patients. He is also interested in genes utilized by M. tuberculosis to subvert macrophage killing effects. Office: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Jeff’s work focuses on developing a Mycobacterium tuberculosis human challenge strain for use in vaccine development. He is currently designing a strain “kill switch” to allow for safe implementation, and also experimenting with different methods to detect bacterial loads in the lung.
Chidi is interested in studying how mycobacteria regulate protein translation in response to environmental stress. He specifically focuses on translation initiation as a critical point where mycobacteria regulate protein synthesis as an adaptive response.
Ian’s research focuses on genes of unknown function in tuberculosis.
Tatos is working on the Clp protease system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) – a high priority target for drug development.
Olga is working on the Clp protease system of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) – a high priority target for drug development.