Welcome to the Irazoqui Lab


We focus our research on basic mechanisms of host-microbe interactions.

This picture shows the intestine of the model worm C. elegans (Red), infected with pathogenic bacterium P. aeruginosa (Green).

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”


“We like to explore and are inspired by journeys to the unknown. Science is not only a disciple of reason, but also one of romance and passion.”


“As incredible as it seems, future research on flies and worms will quite often provide the shortest and most efficient path to curing human disease.”

- Bruce Alberts


“The awesome power of genetics has become something of a cliché, but that doesn't make it any less awesome.”

- Jonathan Hodgkin


© Javier Irazoqui and the Massachusetts General Hospital