Sauer Lab

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Focus

The focus of our lab revolves around understanding host pathogen interactions. Specifically we are interested in three separate but related questions:

1. How do intracellular pathogens parasitize their host cells?

2. How does the host recognize infection by intracellular pathogens?

3. How does recognition of intracellular pathogens by the innate immune system drive adaptive immune responses?

Recent News

Adam Schaenzer's paper was accepted into The Journal of Biological Chemistry!

Cadin Truesdale has joined the lab!

Dan Pensinger's review was accepted to Trends in Microbiology!

Coutney McDougal passed her preliminary exams!

Grischa Chen's review was accepted to Cellular Microbiology!

Will Vincent's paper was accepted into PLoS One!

Grischa Chen successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Chen!

Will Vincent successfully defended his PhD dissertation! Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Vincent!

Emily Forster and Jon Kaletka have graduated!

Grischa Chen has accepted a Postdoctoral Fellow position with Janelle Ayres at the Salk Institute!

Erin Theisen successfully defended her PhD dissertation! Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Theisen!

Drew Rust was awarded a Hilldale Fellowship!

Will Vincent has accepted a position on the faculty at St. Johnsbury Academy following graduation!

Jon Kaletka has accepted an offer to enroll at Michigan State University for his microbiology PhD!

Emily Forster has accepted an offer to enroll at Tufts University for her microbiology PhD and was awarded a Provosts Fellowship!

Grischa Chen's paper was accepted into mBio!

Adam Schaenzer was awarded a PhRMA predoctoral fellowship!