Ming Tan
M.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1985
University of California, Irvine
B240 Medical Sciences I
Irvine, CA 92697-4025
Lab: (949) 824-3396
mingt (at) uci (dot) edu
Dr. Tan is an infectious disease physician who is interested in how an intracellular bacterium causes disease.

Chlamydial infections are the most common infectious disease reported to the CDC and a major public health problem in both the developed and developing world. Chlamydiae are obligate intracellular parasites, and the main focus of the lab is in defining the mechanisms of chlamydial gene regulation during infection of a eukaryotic host cell.