A lecture taking place at the Crick.

: Using comparative biology to better understand mechanisms of immune evasion in a highly adapted human parasite

Jon P Boyle

Professor | Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Toxoplasma gondii is a globally dominant human parasite that causes severe disease in the immunocompromised and in the developing fetus, and also boasts an atypically flexible life cycle and broad host range.  Near relatives of T. gondii, including the parasite Hammondia hammondi, do not share these unique traits and we use head-to-head genomic and functional comparisons between these species as a means to identify previously unknown T. gondii biology that underlies these traits. 

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