Dr Jason Rosch
Dr Jason Rosch is an Assistant Member in the Department of Infectious Diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from the College of Wooster in Ohio and subsequently received his PhD from Washington University in St Louis in Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis investigating streptococcal secretion systems under the guidance of Dr Michael Caparon. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr Elaine Tuomanen at St Jude Children’s Hospital investigating metal homeostasis pathways and virulence mechanisms of Streptococcus pneumoniae. His research group has a focus on host-pathogen interactions with a specific interest in the pneumococcus and high-risk host model systems. His lab uses both genetics and infection models to dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying bacterial mucosal and invasive disease. With these insights his lab hopes to develop novel therapeutic strategies from the insights gained from such modelling.