Carlos Gomez

Student Information
Year 2006
Undergraduate MS, Columbia University
Mentor Dr. Brendan Cormack

Thesis Project

We are interested in how microbial pathogens have evolved to colonize and persist in the mammalian host. We study the fungal pathogen Candida glabrata, an opportunistic pathogen responsible for 15-20% of Candidiasis in the US. This organism only recently diverged from S. cerevisiae and many of the same genetic approaches available in S. cerevisiae can be applied to understand the virulence of this yeast pathogen.