Dr. Cox is currently a Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at UCSF, where he has built a dynamic and prolific research program over the past fourteen years. Cox is a world leader in the study of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a bacterial pathogen that has infected about one third of the world's population. His research applies aspects of immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, and genetics in an effort to understand how an infected individual responds to M. tuberculosis and how the bacterium can thwart this response.
Dr. Cox adds to the vibrant and accomplished community of investigators at Berkeley who study the host response to infection. We are extremely pleased to welcome him to the Berkeley community.