About the de Figueiredo Lab
The de Figueiredo lab has broad interests in microbiology, including the elucidation of host-pathogen interactions, the development of new tools and technologies for interrogating microbial physiology, the development of anticancer vaccines, 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 lab include:
- The discovery of novel antimicrobial natural products.
- The development of high throughput screening systems for identifying novel bacterial pathogens of animal cells.
- The identification of new host mechanisms that control intracellular parasitism by bacterial or fungal pathogens.
- The development of tools and technologies for combating pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.
The de Figueiredo lab provides fertile ground for training highly motivated undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral trainees. Each trainee is encouraged to pursue independent research projects that will significantly advance scientific frontiers.