University of Exeter, UK
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Cryptococcous neoformans, medical mycology, fungal pathogens, innate immunity
Cryptococcus neoformans is responsible for almost 200,000 deaths each year, more than any other fungal pathogen. Cryptococcal infection is incredibly difficult to treat, sometimes requiring lifelong therapy, and the best medical treatment cannot avoid a mortality rate as high as 30%. My primary research interest is to understand how cells from the innate immune system recognize and kill this pathogenic yeast. By understanding what constitutes an effective fungicidal response, and why this effective response sometimes fails, we will be able to find better solutions to treat this killer disease.
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