Host–pathogen Interaction
Host–pathogen Interaction

Host–pathogen Interaction

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

The host–pathogen interaction defines the relationship between pathogens and the host organisms they infect. The development of infectious disease is classically thought to depend on three factors: the agent, the environment, and the host. Agents include viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and even prions. Environmental factors determine whether a host becomes exposed to one of these agents, and subsequent interactions between the agent and the host determine the exposure outcome. Host–pathogen interactions start with infection and, depending on host factors, can lead to recovery, chronic infection, or death. This course covers a broad spectrum of infectious agents, as well as their varied host–pathogen interactions and outcomes.

Course Details

  • Videos 19
  • Duration 1:33 h
  • Quiz questions 40
  • Concept Pages 4


Your Educators of course Host–pathogen Interaction

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Fatih T. on 11. April 2022 for Host–pathogen Interaction

I think Richard is the best, I really enjoy his lectures and understand the complex topics easliy,thank you very much