Jake Dockterman

Coers Lab Members

Headshot of Jake DocktermanMSTP Student
Jones 230
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 919-684-7108
Fax: 919-684-2790
Email: jsd32@duke.edu


Research Interest: Host-Pathogen Interactions

I grew up in Carlisle, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. I first started doing research in high school at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, through their educational outreach program, where I worked in Nir Hacohen’s lab studying inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases. I continued that research in the Hacohen Lab throughout my undergraduate years at Harvard, where I studied molecular and cellular biology and ultimately completed a senior thesis project concerning inflammation induced by genomic instability. After graduating college, I spent one year completing a masters degree in classical saxophone performance at New England Conservatory before finally leaving Massachusetts and coming to Duke to begin my pursuit of an MD/PhD. I completed the first two years of medical school before joining the Coers lab, where I am studying the mechanisms of interferon-regulated GTPases and their roles in sepsis and inflammatory bowel disease. While not in the lab, I like to cook, play saxophone, travel, play sports – especially tennis and soccer – and brew beer.