Associate Professor, Microbial Infection and Immunity
Courtesy appointments: Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology
786 Biomedical Research Tower, 460 W 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210

Research Interests

Dr. Seveau's laboratory focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying host-pathogen interactions using Listeria monocytogenes as a model facultative intracellular pathogen. Specific projects currently are to: (1) establish how L. monocytogenes infects mammalian cells and tissues, (2) determine the molecular basis and outcomes of host-cell signaling in response to listeriolysin O, the major virulence factor of L. monocytogenes and a member of the cholesterol-dependent cytolysin (CDC) toxins, and (3) elucidate the mechanisms underlying the anti-toxin and immune-modulatory activities of antimicrobial peptides that belong to the defensin family.

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770 Biomedical Research Tower
460 W 12th Ave, Columbus OH 43210


Sia Azari, Graduate Student,
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