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Modeling parasite life cycles in cell culture and mice: including Toxoplasma sexual development

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine 2019-2020 Seminar Series
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When: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Where: 

ROSS HALL
ROOM 602

Contacts: 

Contact MITM@gwu.edu with questions

SPEAKER

Laura J. Knoll, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Dr. Knoll’s research centers on studying the host/pathogen interactions of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is well known for causing encephalitis in immunocompromised patients and is a member of the coccidian family of parasites that include Plasmodium (causative agent of malaria) and Cryptosporidium (causative agent of diarrhea). Her laboratory uses the latest technologies, including next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry, to uncover the parasite and host genes that are necessary for the establishment and maintenance of chronic infection in animals. She then uses biochemistry, molecular and cell biology to define the how and why these pathogen and host genes are important.

Light Lunch will be provided!