New NIH RO1 project to unravel Crypto lifecycle
We are grateful to the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases for a new five year $1.25M grant to fund our research on "Sexual Development of Cryptosporidium". In this project we will use molecular genetics to understand the sexual part of Cryptosporidium's lifecycle. To our surprise we can observe the formation of gametes in tissue culture and they show fascinating cell biology. We are truly excited about the fundamental and translational opportunities of this work.