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August 4, 2020

Katie Walzer was awarded a three-year NIH F32 postdoctoral career grant. She will study the transcriptional control of lifecycle progression in the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum. Great opportunity and she already has gained terrific insights from her initial experime...

July 22, 2020

Jayesh defended his thesis with a brilliant talk on the sexual development of Cryptosporidium. Really impressive work, we are all very proud of Dr. Tandel.

June 6, 2020

After a time of only essential work to check on animals and freezers we are back to working in the lab. Still in shifts but great to be doing experiments again.

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...

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