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Geethanjali (Geetha) Vipulanandan
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
Mentor: David Kadosh, Ph.D.
Tel: (210) 567-3948Fax: (210) 567-6612Email:
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston - The Honors College, Houston, Texas
In many immunocompromised patients, Candida biofilms are associated with oral thrush, the most common opportunistic fungal infection in humans. Unfortunately, these biofilm communities are more resistant to antimicrobial treatment than single, planktonic cells. Although C. albicans is the predominant organism found in oral thrush infections, there is an increasing incidence of isolates consisting of non-albicans Candida species. My project is focused on studying biofilms in Candida species.