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Welcome New Faculty Member, Dr. Jörn Coers

(Published April 12, 2010)

Durham, NC Jörn Coers, PhD, joined the Duke University School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology as an assistant professor in April 2010. Dr. Coers received his PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland in 2004 under the direction of Dr. Radek Skoda. He then spent two years at the Harvard Medical School, Department of Genetics as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. William Dietrich, before joining Dr. Michael Starnbach’s lab in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. Dr. Coers was awarded a Young Scientist Award from the Swiss Society of Hematology in 2003, a Jane E. Raulston Award from the Chlamydia Basic Research Society in 2009, and was named a Whitehead Scholar in 2010.

Dr. Coers has demonstrated outstanding creativity in the study of mouse genetics to study hematopoietic and infectious diseases. To learn more about Dr. Coers’ current research, please visit http://mgm.duke.edu/faculty/coers/index.htm.