Faculty and Research
Heitman Lab Members
Cellular and Molecular Biology (CMB)
I am originally from South Africa and moved to the U.S. with my family in 2001. I graduated from North Carolina State University in December 2006 with a B.S. in Biochemistry, and a B.A. in Chemistry with minors in Biotechnology and German. While pursuing my undergraduate degrees, I did research in the Fungal Genomics lab under the direction of Dr. Ralph Dean and Dr. Nicole Donofrio. There, I studied genes affecting pathogenicity in Magnaporthe grisea, the fungus causing rice blast disease. In the Heitman lab, I researched the human opportunistic fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans.
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