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Dr Serge Mostowy

Professor
of Cellular Microbiology

Room
PMB

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Serge is a Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, Wellcome Beit and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow. He studied Physics (BSc), Evolution (MSc) and Microbiology & Immunology (PhD) at McGill University in Canada. After postdoctoral work on the Cell Biology of Infection at Institut Pasteur in France, he moved to Imperial College London in 2012 to start a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship. In 2018 Serge was appointed Professor of Cellular Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, where his lab investigates novel roles for the cytoskeleton in innate immunity. The Mostowy lab has also developed the zebrafish as an important model to study the cell biology of infection and therapeutic potential of targeting the cytoskeleton in vivo.

Awards and Honors

  • ERC Consolidator Grant (2019)
  • Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship (2018)
  • Lister Research Institute Prize Fellowship (2015)
  • Wellcome Trust Large Arts Award (2014)
  • Wellcome Beit Research Fellowship (2012)
  • Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellowship (2012)

Affiliations

Department of Infection Biology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Research

Discipline
Cell biology
Microbiology

Selected Publications

The great host-pathogen war: U.K. Cellular microbiology meeting 2020.
King JS; Humphreys D; Rohn JL; Unnikrishnan M; Gutierrez MG; Mostowy S
2020
Cellular microbiology
The history of septin biology and bacterial infection.
Robertin S; Mostowy S
2020
CELLULAR MICROBIOLOGY
Shigella sonnei.
Torraca V; Holt K; Mostowy S
2020
Trends in Microbiology
A membrane-depolarizing toxin substrate of the Staphylococcus aureus type VII secretion system mediates intraspecies competition.
Ulhuq FR; Gomes MC; Duggan GM; Guo M; Mendonca C; Buchanan G; Chalmers JD; Cao Z; Kneuper H; Murdoch S
2020
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Mimicry Embedding Facilitates Advanced Neural Network Training for Image-Based Pathogen Detection.
Yakimovich A; Huttunen M; Samolej J; Clough B; Yoshida N; Mostowy S; Frickel E-M; Mercer J
2020
mSphere
The zebrafish as a novel model for the in vivo study of Toxoplasma gondii replication and interaction with macrophages.
Yoshida N; Domart M-C; Peddie CJ; Yakimovich A; Mazon-Moya MJ; Hawkins TA; Collinson L; Mercer J; Frickel E-M; Mostowy S
2020
Disease models & mechanisms
Shigella sonnei infection of zebrafish reveals that O-antigen mediates neutrophil tolerance and dysentery incidence.
Torraca V; Kaforou M; Watson J; Duggan GM; Guerrero-Gutierrez H; Krokowski S; Hollinshead M; Clarke TB; Mostowy RJ; Tomlinson GS
2019
PLOS Pathogens
Shigella sonnei O-Antigen Inhibits Internalization, Vacuole Escape, and Inflammasome Activation.
Watson JL; Sanchez-Garrido J; Goddard PJ; Torraca V; Mostowy S; Shenoy AR; Clements A
2019
mBio
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