Microbial Pathogenesis and Microbial Interactions

We study how opportunistic pathogens adapt to host-associated environments, with a focus on the fungus Candida albicans, the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and the microbes that they interact with in vivo. We focus on intercellular microbial interactions, and our goal is to use what we learn to improve our ability to treat infectious diseases.