Hook, Magnus individual record
Professor
Positions:
overview

The primary interest of our laboratory is to try to understand the structural function of the extracellular matrix. Of particular interest is the study of the molecular mechanisms of microbial adhesion to host tissue. This process, which is believed to represent a critical initial step in the development of infections, involves specific cell-surface proteins that recognize and bind with a high affinity to components in the host tissue. Our goal is to decipher these events at a molecular level and, based on structural analysis of the interacting components, design new strategies to prevent and treat infections.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles291
Chapters1
Conference Papers8
patents
Patents35
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
mhook@ibt.tamhsc.edu
First Name
Magnus
Last Name
Hook
mailing address
Texas A&M Health Science Center; Ibt-Office Of The Director; 1201 TAMUS
Houston, TX 77030-3303
USA