The School of Natural Sciences
Protection vs. Pathogenesis: Host-Pathogen Interactions in Fungal Infection
Alison Coady, Ph.D.
Department of Pediatrics
University of California San Diego
Wednesday, June 9th, 2021
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Alison grew up in Washington, where she received a BS in Microbiology from the University of Washington. After graduating, she spent two years in Zambia as a Peace Corp volunteer, teaching sustainable aquaculture. As an NSF graduate research fellow, she completed her PhD at UC San Francisco under Dr. Anita Sil, identifying a critical role for MyD88 in the host response to the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum. As an A.P. Giannini postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Victor Nizet’s lab at UC San Diego, she has integrated her love of fungal pathogenesis with the lab’s expertise in innate immunity and bacterial pathogens to study fungal-bacterial interaction, host glycobiology, and the immunopathology of fungal infection. She is excited to continue building her independent research program with support from a recent NIAID K22 award.
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