26th Molecular Parasitology Meeting at the MBL in Woods Hole. Dr. Sumiti Vinyak speaks about her work on Cryptosporidium genetics and introduces her new in vivo drug screening model. Justin Fellows presents his discovery of a new ubiquitin-like protein that is essential for import of proteins into the apicoplast.
Professor Jan Slapeta from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in Australia arrives for a sabbatical in the lab. Jan is an expert in the evolution and biology of protists and he will focus his time in Athens on Cryptosporidium. Welcome to Jan and Ivetta!
Sri published his most recent work on Toxoplasma lipid metabolism in a paper in Molecular Microbiology: The intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii depends on the synthesis of long-chain and very long-chain unsaturated fatty acids not supplied by the host cell.