JoAnne L. Flynn

JoAnne Flynn, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Dr. Flynn has studied the microbiology and immunology of tuberculosis for almost 30 years. She has pioneered the use of non-human primate models of tuberculosis to study all aspects of this infection and disease, bringing new tools and technologies to this model system. Her interests are in the basic host-pathogen interactions of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, understanding protective and detrimental host responses, and translational studies on drugs and vaccines against tuberculosis.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Hijacks Lymph Nodes

Tuberculosis is a disease generally associated with the lung. However, tuberculosis does not only affect the lungs. In fact, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), the bacterium that causes tuberculosis, can infect any part of our body. After the lungs, the site that […]