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Jose L. Lopez-Ribot, Pharm.D./Ph.D.
Department of Biology,
University of Texas San Antonio
Tel: (210) 458-7022
Fax: (210) 458-7023
Dr. Lopez-Ribot's lab studies the immunopathogenesis of fungal infections, with an emphasis on the opportunistic pathogenic fungus Candida albicans. Some of the highlights of this research program include: a) development of novel immune-based therapies to combat candidiasis, b) the role of morphogenetic conversions in the pathogenesis of candidiasis, c) the study of C. albicans biofilms, and d) and high throughput screening for antifungal drug discovery. Other areas of interest include genomics and proteomics, cell wall and adhesion, antifungal drug resistance and development of diagnostic techniques for candidiasis. The main projects in the lab currently deal with targeting virulence factors, more specifically filamentation and biofilm formation, for the development of novel antifungal agents, and with developing microbial chips as a new universal technology platform for microbial culture at the nanoscale level