David Gondek

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology


David Gondek

David Gondek

An assistant professor in the Department of Biology, Gondek can discuss type three secretion and host-pathogen interactions — a common mechanism of bacterial subversion of a host cell.

Gondek’s current research is on the host-pathogen interactions of the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis.

Research Focus

  • Type three secretion and host-pathogen interactions
  • Host-pathogen interactions of chlamydia trachomatis
Mentions in the Media
  • CNY Central, “Ebola Outbreak: Could it Spread to the U.S.?”


Ph.D., Dartmouth College

  • Immunology, 2007

B.S., State University of New York-Geneseo

  • Dual major: Biology and biochemistry, 2001
  • Teaching certification in middle/high school biology