Karen Wozniak, Ph.D.

PhD, 2004, Microbiology Immunology & Parasitology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
406 Life Science East
Tel: 405-744-7914
Email: karen.wozniak@okstate.edu

Our lab is interested in studying the role of innate immune cells in protection against fungal infections, particularly their role in protection against the opportunistic fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans, which is the leading cause of fungal meningitis. Our current research focuses understanding the mechanisms of interaction between C. neoformans and dendritic cells (DCs) and macrophages, and understanding their role in the initial control of this infection.

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