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Ep. 40: “Bacterial Pathogens” Featuring Drs. Kristin Patrick and Robert Watson

By October 25, 2022February 8th, 2023No Comments

Kristin Patrick and Robert Watson


Dr. Kristin Patrick is an Assistant Professor and Dr. Robert Watson is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University. Their joint lab investigates innate immune regulation during bacterial infection. They talk about gasdermin D and cell death in tuberculosis, and how running a lab together helps them prioritize mentorship.

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The Immunology Science Round Up

Black Death and Immune Evolution – Researchers identified loci associated with Black Death survival that are also associated with increased susceptibility to autoimmune diseases.

How a Pathogen Inhibits Pyroptosis – A phosphatase secreted by Mycobacterium tuberculosis suppresses pyroptosis by hijacking ubiquitin.

B Cell Antigen Receptor Structure – Scientists report the cryogenic electron microscopy structure of the mouse B cell antigen receptor assembly.

How Pain Protects the Gut – Pain receptors regulate gut microbiota and protect tissues from inflammation.

Image courtesy of Drs. Kristin Patrick and Robert Watson

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