Isabelle Derre

Derre, Isabelle

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology


  • PhD, Microbiology, Pasteur Institute
  • Postdoc, Host/Pathogen Interaction, Tufts University School of Medicine

Contact Information

Pinn Hall, 7th floor, Room 7212
P.O. Box 800734
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 434.924.2330
Fax: 434.982.1071

Research Disciplines

Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Infectious Diseases/Biodefense, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Research Interests

Host/pathogen Interaction - Chlamydia Infection

Research Description

We study the molecular mechanisms underlying the interaction between pathogens and their mammalian host. In particular, we investigate how the obligate intracellular bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis manipulates the host and establishes an intracellular niche favorable for bacterial survival and replication, resulting in disease. Our approach combines bacterial and host genetics, cell biology, biochemistry, microscopy and in vivo techniques.

Selected Publications