Cells and Disease

Cellular mechanisms of Cancer, Alzheimer’s, aniridia, lysosomal storage disease, Chagas disease, alcoholism and addiction, schistosomiasis, immunopathology.

Development of the embryo, cell fate determination, cell differentiation and morphogenesis, stem cell biology, temporal and spatial control of gene expression, neural development, development of perception and behavior.

Cells in Infection and Immunity

Parasite cell and molecular biology, host parasite interaction, parasite metabolism, immune response and memory, pathogenesis, adaptations to parasitism, mechanisms of host defense, lymphocyte migration, cytokines

Cell Structure and Function

Cytoskeleton and cell motility, cell division and cell cycle control, chromatin and gene expression, organelle biogenesis, endosymbiosis and cell evolution, neurobiology, cellular metabolism, hormone action.