Jon Paczkowski

Jon Paczkowski

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Sciences
Education

Postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Biology, Princeton University

Ph.D., Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University

B.A., Biology, Hartwick College

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About

Dr. Paczkowski is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. His current primary appointment is Research Scientist IV at the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). His laboratory studies the mechanism of bacterial cell-cell communication known as quorum sensing. His work focuses on the mechanisms that drive virulence factor production and biofilm formation in the Pseudomonas aeruingosa and Vibrio cholerae. Specifically, work done in the Paczkowski laboratory is centered around how bacteria sense their environment, how they adapt to a changing environment, and how this relates to infection. This work is currently supported by the New York Community Trust Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Areas of Interest

  • Multi-drug resistant bacteria
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Bacterial pathogenesis

Learn more about Dr. Paczkowski's Work