Lab attend 61st American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists conference

This weekend, members from our lab attended the 61st American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists conference at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, Tx. This annual meeting is one of the most important national gatherings of researchers, students, and clinicians for the distribution of new information and perspectives on the biology… Read more“Lab attend 61st American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists conference”

Postdoctoral Position in molecular and biochemical parasitology

We are looking for a postdoctoral associate or technician to explore the energy and fatty acid metabolic enzymes as drug targets in the protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Candidates experienced with molecular and biochemical parasitology, as well as in vitro and in vivo experiments are encouraged to apply. Background in… Read more“Postdoctoral Position in molecular and biochemical parasitology”

Press release by the “PLoS Pathogen

Our recent paper on Cryptosporidium lactate dehydrogenase (CpLDH) is accompanied by a press release from the PLOS Pathogens editorial office. The article is live online now: http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/article?id=10.1371/journal.ppat.1005250. It’s on today’s feature research at the journal’s homepage (November 12, 2015): http://journals.plos.org/plospathogens/ Selected medium coverages by: Medical Express: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-11-exploring-vulnerabilities-cryptosporidium-parasite.html Today Topics:  http://www.todaytopics.com/exploring-vulnerabilities-of-the-cryptosporidium-parasite/44159/ Medical News… Read more“Press release by the “PLoS Pathogen”

Trip to San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center

Last week, Dr. Zhu, Mary Yu, and Rachel Hoyle visited the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center (SMARC) where they toured the facility and collected more samples for a small project concerning the detection and identification of an undocumented microsporidia affecting federally listed Eurycea salamanders: Eurycea sosurm, Eurycea nana, Eurycea rathbuni…. Read more“Trip to San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center”

Lab Meeting

We had our very first monthly lab meeting where current lab members presented their work on ongoing primary and secondary project on September 25th. In addition, Dr. Zhu introduced our new lab members Zi Jin. Zi Jin comes from China and is pursing her master degree here.