Research Interests

The Weber lab seeks to understand how the obligate intracellular pathogens Chlamydia trachomatis and Orientia tsutsugamushi use secreted effector proteins to hijack crucial host cell processes to facilitate host cell invasion, promote formation of its unique replicative niche cells, and subvert innate host defense mechanisms. Click below to learn more about our research!

Role of C. trachomatis inclusion membrane proteins in manipulating host vesicular trafficking

Meet the Weber Lab!

The Weber Lab is currently 11 members strong! Click below to meet each lab member. Additionally, if you are interested in joining the Weber Lab, please reference the "Contact Us" webpage!


Group photo of the Weber Lab of 2023.

Lab News and More

The Weber Lab likes to keep busy! If you are interested in seeing what we have been up to in terms of recent publications, research conferences, and grant awards, check out the lab news section. Check out the photos section for insight into what we do outside of lab work!

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The Weber Lab has published multiple papers over the past few years in a variety of journals--including PLOS Pathogens, Infection and Immunity, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These papers discuss and investigate several different organisms, including Chlamydia trachomatis, Orientia tsutsugamushi, and Coxiella burnetii. If you are interested in reading up on our  research, please reference the publications webpage.