Angela Rivera

photo of Angela RiveraPCB Graduate Student (2019)
Heitman Lab Member
322 CARL
Box 3546 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: (919) 684-2824
Fax: (919) 684-2790



Research Interest: I investigate how current farnesyltransferase inhibitors can be used to treat fungal infections. Farnesylation allows key signaling molecules to become activated and localize to the membrane. I hope to specifically target the fungal protein as a much-needed therapeutic pathway for fungal infections.

Personal Interests: When possible, I love to spend my time ballroom dancing and playing tennis. I also have a mischievous dog who joins me on hikes.

Publications List: Gage S, Ahumada F, Rivera A, Graham H, DeGrandi-Hoffman G. “Smoke Conditions Affect the Release of the Venom Droplet Accompanying Sting Extension in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae).” Journal of Insect Science. 2018 Jul 1;18(4) PMID: 30060211.