RosenwaldLab

at Georgetown University

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about what we do

Research

We are interested in the cell biology of membrane traffic, cell wall biosynthesis, and ion homeostasis, and how these three processes are inter-related. We study these processes in two related species of fungi, the model organism Saccharomyces cerevisiae and a closely related opportunistic human pathogen, Candida glabrata. Our overall goal is to determine how these three processes compare and contrast between the two species in order to understand why one is free-living and the other is a pathogen. Specific projects take advantage of genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics.

Current Projects and Publications

People

Anne Rosenwald

Principal Investigator
Associate professor
Co-director, major in biology of global health

Education:
Ph.D. (1989) The Johns Hopkins University, Biochemistry
B.A. (1982) Hood College, Biochemistry

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Gaurav Arora

Post-doctoral Fellow

Education:
Ph.D. (2011) Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. (2006) Bioinformatics, Georgia State University
M.S. (2001) Biochemistry, University of Mumbai
B.A. (1999)Chemistry (Hons.), University of Mumbai


Currently studying open-reading frames (ORFs) in the yeast genome that overlap ORFs on the opposite DNA strand

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Graduate Students

Shu Yang
Studying the role of a GTP-binding protein in autophagy (self-eating) in Saccharomyces.

Undergraduate Students

Waseem Nosair
C'14
Studying GEA2/Vma proteins in Candida glabrata.
Alexandra Kyrillos
C'15
Horizontal gene transfer between bacteria and the phages (viruses) that prey on them.
Madeleine Smith
C'15
Annotation of Drosophila genes.

CONTACT

We’re always interested in having enthusiastic researchers at any level join the group. Please contact Professor Rosenwald:

Phone:

202-687-5997

Location:

306 Regents Hall

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