Th17 cells and fungal infectionsDate Added: 4/29/2009 10:41:00 AM
Last Updated: 6/1/2011 1:31:00 PM
Description of projects available to graduate students:
My laboratory has recent demonstrated that the Th17 cell lineage are critical for host defense against an oral fungal pathogen, Candida albicans (causative agent of "thrush") (Conti et al, J Exp Med 2009). We are now defining the specific IL-17-producing cells involved in host defense against Candidiasis.
Techniques graduate student will learn:
Infection of knockout mice with fungi, harvesting of oral mucosal tissue, culture of yeast (Candida albicans), real-time RT-PCR, flow cytometry, and other techniques as needed.
Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology
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