Dr. Jordan Wesolowski is a post-doctoral research fellow at Thomas Jefferson University, where he conducts research on the cellular microbiology of intracellular pathogens. To this end, his interests center on identifying the molecular pathways co-opted by the intracellular bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis to survive inside of its host cell, as well as utilizing Chlamydia to discover novel host pathways. Dr. Wesolowski received his PhD in Immunology and Microbial pathogenesis at Thomas Jefferson University (2014). During his graduate work, he investigated the impact bacteria have on host SNARE-mediated membrane fusion in the context of allergy and infection. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Wesolowski’s work now focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms used by Chlamydia to hijack the host cytoskeletal network to establish and maintain its intracellular niche.