University of California, San Francisco  |  About UCSF  |  Search UCSF  |  UCSF Medical Center

You are here

Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han


513 Parnassus Ave., Box 0552, Rm HSW 1522
(415) 476-2826

Courses Taught

Shaeri Mukherjee

Host-pathogen interactions

We are interested in understanding how bacterial proteins subvert host vesicular transport processes and manipulate them to their own advantage. Understanding the mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions serves two main purposes. First, it provides an understanding of the mechanism of disease and thus leads to the development of better therapeutic approaches. Second, because bacteria disrupt host processes in multiple ways and often target key vesicular transport proteins, studying these interactions often lead to a deeper understanding of basic mammalian membrane transport processes.