Lia Danelishvili

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Lia Danelishvili’s research is mainly focused on the study of mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis pathogenesis. Dr. Danelishvili’s research identifies and characterizes virulence genes and proteins that are required for the early events of macrophage infection, survival and cell-to-cell spread. She studies the molecular mechanisms of the pathogen-host interaction and the associated cellular processes, such as apoptosis, autophagy and necrosis. The multidisciplinary approaches employing bacterial genetics, high throughput screening libraries, gene knockout systems, cell biology, high-resolution microscopy, bioinformatics and mass- spectrometric sequencing are used in the laboratory.