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Drosophila sensory neurons tile the larval body wall, Dr. Chun Han

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Suzanne Noble

The Biology of Candida albicans

Among ~5,000,000 fungal species on this planet, Candida albicans is unique in its lifelong association with humans, either as a stable component of the gastrointestinal microbiome or as the most common fungal pathogen. We hypothesize that this close relationship with the host has driven the evolution of specialized fungal programs for occupying a diversity of host niches. The core research objective of our laboratory is to define the molecular basis of host-microbe interactions that foster both commensalism and pathogenesis.