Laura Knoll, PhD

Position title: Medical Microbiology & Immunology


Name:  Laura Knoll, PhD                                          

Department: Medical Microbiology & Immunology                             

Immunology Focus area: Infectious Disease Immunology           

Descriptive Title of Research: Immune response elicited during Toxoplasma chronic infection

Research Description: Our research centers on studying the host/pathogen interactions of the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Toxoplasma will form a life-long chronic infection in any warm-blooded animal it infects, including humans. We are particularly interested in the long-term immune response needed to maintain Toxoplasma in the chronic state of infection. My laboratory uses the latest technologies, including next generation sequencing and mass spectrometry, to uncover the host response necessary for the establishment and maintenance of chronic infection in animals. We then use biochemistry, molecular and cell biology to define the mechanism of the host response to infection persistence.

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Graduate Program Affiliations:  MDTP, CMB, Nutritional Sciences, CMP

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