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Tufts University School of Medicine

Philipp Aurass

Visiting Scientist
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

philipp aurass

Philipp Aurass

Visiting Scientist
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Campus: Boston

Education

  • PhD, Microbiology, Robert Koch Institute and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Research synopsis

Legionella pneumophila is an environmental facultative pathogen that can cause severe lung disease in humans upon inhalation of contaminated water droplets. A prerequisite for transmission from environmental sources is L. pneumophila`s ability to persist in natural and man-made water reservoirs. I aim to uncover the traits and mechanisms driving this persistent phenotype of the bacterium. I am supported by a fellowship from DFG.