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Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, USA
Simon Daefler is a Professor of medicine at department of infectious diseases, Mount Sinai School of Medicine laboratory of systems biology in infectious diseases, New York, USA.
Dr. Simon Daefler research interests are focused on two intracellular pathogens, salmonella and francisella. His work with these pathogens dissects out intracellular host pathogen interactions that allow survival of the organism within key target cells including the macrophage and heptocate. These pathogens are important subjects of study both because of their impact on world health and their potential use as a tool for bioterrorism. Dr. Daefler is Executive Director of the Biosafety Laboratory Level 3+ (BSL3+) at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He also has extensive experience as an educator and mentor.