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Recent Lab News

Check out our pre-print! We created an RNAi library and performed the first genome-wide RNAi screen in E. histolytica. The revised article is here.

We have a new pre-print on bioRxiv! We showed that after performing trogocytosis, E. histolytica resists complement deposition, while also acquiring and displaying human complement regulatory proteins on its own surface.

Maura was selected for funding by the UC Davis T32 Training Program in Comparative Medicine! Congratulations, Maura!

Akhila’s paper reporting the development of new assays for human cell killing by E. histolytica was published in Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology.

Check out Akhila and Hannah’s review article, “Biting off what can be chewed: Trogocytosis in health, infection and disease,” which was just published by Infection and Immunity as part of the collection “Early-Career Scientists Shaping the New Microbiology.” The article was also highlighted on the cover of the July issue!

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