Patrick McLaughlin, PhD

Patrick McLaughlin

B.S., 2009, Rochester Institute of Technology
Ph.D., 2016, Stony Brook University
Advisor: Adrianus van der Velden

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow, Stony brook University and St. Georges University

Research Interests

The major focus of my research is on the pathogenesis of and host response to Salmonella infection. Specifically I have been studying the contribution of the Salmonella Typhimurium L-asparaginase enzymes in promoting virulence and inhibition of T cell responses. Additionally, I have been investigating the role of inflammatory monocytes during Salmonella Typhimurium induced colitis – as related to disease pathology, bacterial control, and T cell activation.


McLaughlin, P., and van der Velden, A.W. (2016). Salmonella gives MARCH9ing) orders to MHC-II. Cell Host and Microbe 5(9): 551-552. PMID: 27832583


McLaughlin, P., McClelland, M., Yang, H.-J., Porwolik, S., Bogomolnaya, L., Chen, J.-S., Andrews-Polymenis, H., and van der Velden, A. (2017). Contribution of asparagine catabolism to Salmonella virulence. Infection and Immunity 85(2): e00740-16. PMID: 27849183

Honors and Awards

American Society for Microbiology Student Travel Grant, 2013