Colloquia Series

Our never-ending battle against infectious diseases: The winners, the losers and where we go from here.

October 19

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

7–8:30 PM

Klump Academic Center

Dr. Schorey will discuss the human immune system and how it functions to protect us from infections. We will also discuss the new tools we are developing combat new and existing human pathogens. Finally, we will address how our problems with controlling infectious diseases in large part stems from human activities and how modifications in our behavior could have a significant effect in limiting future pandemics.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Jeff Schorey received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, TX. He was Post-doctoral Research Fellow, and then Instructor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1998 he joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor and rose through the ranks to Full Professor in 2011. He is presently the George B. Craig Jr. Collegiate Professor of Biological Sciences, and also Director of the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program of the College of Science at Notre Dame. Dr. Schorey’s research focuses on mycobacterial pathogenesis, with primary focus on Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB). He uses various immunological tools and animal models to dissect the host-pathogen interactions that determine the outcome of the infection. His laboratory has used foundational research to develop new platforms for TB diagnostics and vaccines. He is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and regularly serves on the National Institutes of Health Grant review panels. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers and been the recipient of numerous federal and foundation research grants, as well as the Joyce Teaching Award at Notre Dame.

Dr. Jeff Schorey