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October 1, 2019

Our new paper 'Genetic ablation of purine salvage in Cryptosporidium parvum reveals nucleotide uptake from the host cell' came out in PNAS yesterday. Great work by everybody! Nucleotides are the activated building blocks for DNA and RNA as well as the major form of ene...

September 2, 2019

Article by graduate student Jayesh Tandel on sexual development out today in Nature Microbiology. Jayesh and his colleagues made the Cryptosporidium lifecycle tractable using a series of fluorescent protein expressing parasite strains and  characterized stage specific...

August 8, 2019

Graduate student Alexis Gibson won the Junior Investigator Award for her talk on Cryptosporidium host parasite interaction at the FASEB Microbial Pathogenesis Conference: Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases in Snowmass, Co. Congrats on great work and strong presentation!

June 29, 2019

Isolating a naturally occurring species of mouse Cryptosporidium, we developed a model of infection in  normal immunocompentent mice. We show that mice develop immunity to the parasite after infection, and that a live attenuated vaccine offers the animals protection ag...

April 28, 2019

Katie recently graduated with a PhD from Duke University where she used single cell sequencing to study the development of  Plasmodium the parasites responsible for marlaria . Now she is exploring how we could use single cell biology to understand Cryptosporidium and C...

February 16, 2019

Dr. Bethan Wallbank joins the lab as a new postdoctoral fellow to study Cryptosporidium in vivo biology. Bethan is a recent graduate of Imperial College in London and conducted her thesis research on  the cell biology of Toxoplasma gondii at the Francis Crick Institute...

December 22, 2018

Dr. Mattie Pawlowic won the Sir Henry Dale Award from the Wellcome Trust and the Royal Society for work on how Cryptosporidium builds its spores in her lab at the University of Dundee. This award comes with significant funding and is one of the most prestigious early c...

October 12, 2018

Jennie won best short talk awards at Molecular Parasitology Meeting in Woods Hole for her studies on Cryptosporidium exported proteins. Alexis won honoroable mention & cash award for her long talk on how to use genetic screens in the host cell to understand pathogenesi...

June 6, 2018

Dr. Mastanbabu Somepalli arrived in Philadelphia to join us to work on new genetic approaches to dissect the metabolism of Cryposporidium. Mastan has done very nice work on the role of Plasmodium berghei plasmepsins during the mosquito phase of the malaria parasite's l...

June 5, 2018

Dr. Amandine Guerin just received note of a two year EMBO long-term fellowship in support of her postdoctoral work on Cryptosporidium invasion and host manipulation. Great job on the proposal and obviously largely due to her highly successful thesis work with Dr. Marys...

May 10, 2018

Congrats to Adam for winning an NIH K99 Pathway to Independence Award for his work on Cryptosporidium! This highly competitive award supports the final phase of postdoctoral training but also provides significant funds to be used in the next position as an independent...

January 31, 2018

Diarrheal diseases are responsible for ten percent of all mortality in children under-five world-wide and even milder forms of intestinal infection have a long lasting impact on the nutritional state, disease susceptibility and growth of children. These relationships a...

December 4, 2017

We are most grateful to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for substantial funding to pursue Cryptosporidium genetics. Under this project we will validate targets by conditional mutagenesis and link them to specific compound activity. We will also map the parasite m...

November 13, 2017

Dr. Mattie Pawlowic started her new position as a lecturer and principle investigator at the Division of Biological Chemistry and Drug Discovery University of Dundee. Mattie and her new lab are also part of a new Wellcome Trust Centre for Anti-Infectives Research. We w...

November 7, 2017

Boris received the William Trager Award for fundamental parasitology from Dr. Christine Petersen at the ASTMH meeting in Baltimore. Boris is grateful to ACMCIP for this honor and thanks his colleagues in an outside of the lab at PENN and UGA.

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