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Laboratory of fungal cell biology and pathogenicity

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An aberrant basidium cell resulting from mating of cells lacking functional septin complex


3D model showing centromeres (red) and microtubules (green) in non-dividing cell


Septin mutant cells acquire bizarre "animal" morphology when exposed to stress


Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina


Fall in Clemson, SC


The South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University


Walker (Golf) Course, Clemson University


Who We Are


We are members of the laboratory of Lukasz Kozubowski in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson University. We are part of the Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center.

What We Do


We study the biology of a human fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans. We are interested in mechanisms that allow the fungal cells to survive in the stressful environment within the host.

How We Work


We utilize genetics, molecular biology, and protein analysis techniques. We also do epifluorescence, confocal, and specialized microdissection microscopy to visualize proteins and manipulate individual cells.

What We Believe


We hope our studies will help to prevent and treat infectious diseases, in particular those caused by fungal pathogens.

We believe that basic science reseach will lead to a better understanding of the world we live in.


Eukaryotic Pathogens


Innovation Center



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