Jorge Enrique Galán is an Argentine/United States microbiologist who won the 2011 Robert Koch Prize. His research concerned bacterial pathogenesis and he is the Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis at Yale University.
Our laboratory studies the pathogenesis of two intestinal pathogens, Salmonella enterica and Campylobacter jejuni. Combined, these two pathogens account for the majority of cases of infectious diarrhea world-wide leading to an estimated 2,000,000 deads. We take a multidisciplinary approach in our studies involving bacterial genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, immunology as well as structural biology. As a result, we are beginning to define not only the molecular details of the host pathogen interactions but also the atomic interphase between these pathogens and the host.