Steven A. Wasserman

1988 Fellow

Fellowship Institution: University of Texas, Dallas

Current Institution: University of California, San Diego

Biological Sciences

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About Steven A. Wasserman's Work

Research in our lab focuses on the mechanisms by which specialized cells in animal bodies recognize invading organisms, alert other cells as to the threat, and bring about defenses that eliminate infection. Genetic, molecular and biochemical approaches are carried out in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, which provides a tractable model for dissecting the pathways required.