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Anita SIL, Ph.D., M.D.

Dror ASSA
Allison COHEN
Bevin ENGLISH
Davina HOCKING MURRAY
Lauren RODRIGUEZ
Mark ROXAS
Nancy VAN PROOYEN, Ph.D.
Mark VOORHIES, Ph.D.


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Anita Sil MD, PhD.

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Anita Sil, Ph.D., M.D.

Principal Investigator


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Dror Assa

Graduate student

H. capsulatum is a dimorphic fungus that switches from an infectious mold in the soil to a parasitic yeast in its hosts. I am studying the molecular basis of this morphological switch.


Allison Cohen

Graduate student

I'm studying how Histoplasma manipulates intracellular trafficking in the macrophage.


Bevin English

Graduate student

I am studying the molecular characteristics of a Histoplasma virulence factor essential for macrophage lysis.

Davina Hocking Murray

Staff Research Associate - Lab Manager

I am examining the host immune response to different strains of Histoplasma.



Lauren Rodriguez

Graduate Student

I am studying the environmental pressures that link temperature, cell shape and virulence in Histoplasma by looking at the interaction with soil amoebae.

 

Mark Roxas

Lab Assistant

I manage media and glassware


Nancy Van Prooyen Ph.D

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Nancy Van Prooyen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Histoplasma kills macrophages but doesn't survive in dendritic cells.  I'm researching the mechanisms on how these to innate immune cells differ in their ability to destroy Histoplasma.

Mark Voorhies Ph.D

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Mark Voorhies, Ph.D.

Associate Specialist

I develop and maintain Histobase, a database of functional annotations for the H. capsulatum genomes