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Roos Laboratory


Studies in the Roos laboratory employ modern cell biological, molecular genetic, biochemical/pharmacological, immunological and genomic/bioinformatic techniques to study protozoan parasites, eukaryotic evolution, and the biology of host-pathogen interactions. At present, our primary focus is on the phylum Apicomplexa, including Plasmodium (the causative agent of malaria) and Toxoplasma (notorious as a congenital pathogen, an opportunistic infection associated with AIDS and other immunosuppressed conditions, and a biosecurity threat to public water supplies). We work on these organisms both because of their clinical and veterinary importance, and for the perspectives that they provide on eukaryotic biology and evolution.


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