Paul de Figueiredo Ph,D., Associate Professor
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University
Institute for Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Office Phone: 979-436-0699
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The de Figueiredo lab has broad interests in microbiology, including the elucidation of host-pathogen interactions, the development of tools and technologies for interrogating microbial physiology and pathogenesis, and the discovery of new antimicrobials. The lab enjoys working in team environments where interdisciplinary approaches are used to tackle hard problems. Examples of specific projects that are currently being pursued in the de Figueiredo lab include: (1) the discovery of novel antimicrobial natural products; (2) the development of high throughput screening systems for identifying novel bacterial pathogens of animal cells; (3) the identification of new host mechanisms that support intracellular parasitism by bacterial or fungal pathogens. Finally, the de Figueiredo lab provides fertile ground for training highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees. Each student is encouraged to pursue independent research projects that will significantly advance scientific frontiers.