Research Group Pernas
The metabolism of infection
The metabolism of a cell, i.e. the processes that store, break down, utilize, import, and export metabolites, stand between an intracellular pathogen and the nutrients it needs to grow. We study the role of host metabolism in the cellular response to infection using Toxoplasma gondii as a model pathogen. Ultimately, we hope to better understand how human metabolism influences the progression of infectious disease.
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