Research Interests: We are interested in molecular strategies utilized by intracellular pathogens to interact with their host cells, and on fundamental cell biological processes subverted by pathogens during infection. Our studies of the mechanism by which the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi invades host cells uncovered a previously unrecognized, ubiquitous process of Ca2+ dependent mobilization and fusion of lysosomes with the plasma membrane.
Office: BRB 2134
Norma W. Andrews
Affiliate Professor, IPST
Professor, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics