Professor Joe Pogliano
Joe Pogliano is a Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of California San Diego and cofounder of Linnaeus Bioscience Inc. He received B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Honors Biology from the University of Illinois, Champaign. He obtained a Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School where he studied cell division, outer membrane stress responses, antibiotic mechanism of action and protein secretion. As a post doc at the University of California San Diego he studied cytoskeletal proteins involved in plasmid DNA segregation. He joined the UCSD faculty in 2003. Currently his lab focuses on using cell biological tools to study the recently discovered phage nucleus and to understand the mechanisms of action of new antibiotics. He and Kit Pogliano developed Bacterial Cytological Profiling (BCP) technology that provides a rapid method for screening for antibiotics against multidrug resistant bacteria and understanding their mechanisms of action and founded Linnaeus Bioscience, Inc. to commercialize this technology.