Mary JacksonProfessor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Bacteriology, and a member of the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories. Her lab investigates the structure, biosynthesis and transport of cell envelope lipids and (lipo)polysaccharides playing important roles in the physiology and pathogenicity of mycobacteria. The Jackson lab also studies Mycobacterium leprae (the causative agent of leprosy) and emerging non-tuberculous mycobacterial pathogens, the strategies used by these organisms to persist in the environment, and their molecular mechanisms of pathogenicity and resistance to biocides. Another aspect of their research concerns the development of anti-mycobacterial drugs and the study of their mechanism of action.
EducationPhD, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes / Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 1998MS, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes / Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 1994Bioengineering, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes, Rennes, France, 1994
Habilitation since 2004 - University of Rennes I (French diploma)