Mary JacksonProfessor Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
Dr. Jackson is Professor of Bacteriology, and member of the Mycobacteria Research Laboratories. Her laboratory investigates the critical issue of anti-mycobacterial multi-drug resistance by studying biosynthesis of the mycobacterial cell envelope. This research elucidates pathways in the biosynthesis and transport of glycolipids, fatty acids and polysaccharides that play important roles in the physiology and pathogenicity of M. tuberculosis. Dr. Jackson also studies 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.
EducationPhD, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes / Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 1998MS, Ecole Nationale Superieure Agronomique de Rennes / Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, 1994
Habilitation since 2004 - University of Rennes I (French diploma)