My laboratory studies the biology of Toxoplasma gondii, a ubiquitous pathogen, and other related pathogens. One third of the world population is believed to have been infected with Toxoplasma gondii. Specifically, as a molecular microbiology and microbial pathogenesis laboratory, we use classic and novel molecular techniques to identify and characterize new determinants of Toxoplasma pathogenicity. We are also interested in understanding the molecular factors associated with microbial biofilm formation and their roles in biofilm-associated infections, such as Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs).
I am currently recruiting graduate students and undergraduates interested in research in Molecular Microbiology, Parasitology, and Medical Microbiology; as a means to further expand their scientific interests. No previous laboratory experience required; freshmen and sophomores are highly encouraged to apply.
For more information about our group, the research we conduct, and how to be part of the team, please visit https://guitonlab.com.
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