May 18, 2022 8:42 pm

Lab news

January 31, 2022

We are hiring! Our new NSF-funded, highly-collaborative project will examine the response of Crithidia parasites to different pollens in vitro and in vivo. We are interested in mechanisms of adhesion and genetic manipulation of kinetoplastid pathogens of bees. Please contact Dr. Povelones if you are interested. We have a fully-funded MS student position and a full-time research technician position available.

We are excited to welcome JP Maree to the group, who joins us from South Africa as a departmental postdoc. He will be teaching molecular biology and molecular parasitology, and will be tackling a new project on kDNA epigenetics. You can read more about JP on the “People” Page

July 21, 2021

We are very excited about our first publication since our move to Villanova University. First author Maddie Malfara has been working on this project on and off since 2017, when she was an undergraduate in the lab. Working with collaborators at Penn State Schuylkill and Villanova University, we found a novel set of compounds that kill T. brucei by disrupting endocytosis, mitochondrial division, and the cell cycle. We’re hoping that these compounds will provide new ways to probe the connection between these essential processes.