Vesicle transport in Toxoplasma gondii requires a dynamic actin cytoskeleton

Friday, April 19, 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

The Immunobiology Seminar Series presents:  "Vesicle Transport in Toxoplasma gondii Requires a Dynamic Actin Cytoskeleton"

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Aoife Heaslip, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
University of Connecticut

The Heaslip lab is focused on understanding the biology of human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii, an obligate intracellular protozoan parasite and the causative agent of Toxoplasmosis. Parasite survival and hence disease pathogenesis rely on its ability to secrete proteins from specialized secretory organelles, called the dense granules, into the host. They are using a combination of parasite cell biology, live cell imaging and single molecule biophysics to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying dense granule transport and secretion. By understanding the mechanisms underlying this essential process it is their goal to identify new targets for the development of anti-parasitic drugs.  Read more




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