Jared Brewer, Ph.D.
Vindhya Data Science
I am an experienced bioinformatician, microbiologist, and innate immunologist with a Ph.D. from Duke University after training with Dr. David Tobin. I am captivated by questions of how biological entities interact with one another in their quests for survival. One of the major arenas in which this competition plays out is during infection - pathogens and their hosts are in constant conflict as the pathogen seeks to replicate, survive, and spread while the host seeks to eradicate it. While in the Tobin Lab, I studied this process using mycobacterial infection in zebrafish as a model for the interaction between humans and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. We utilized approaches spanning the disciplines of cell biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, and beyond to address fundamental questions in the pathogenesis of tuberculosis.