The laboratory of Dr. Richard Bennett
Department of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
My laboratory is interested in understanding the biology of the human pathogen Candida albicans. C. albicans is a yeast that grows in the human gastrointestinal tract and is usually harmless to humans. However, in some cases, Candida can cause localized infections in healthy individuals and even life-threatening systemic (bloodstream) infections in immunocompromised individuals. The focus of the laboratory is to understand how Candida acts as a pathogen in humans.
Link to faculty profile: http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Richard_Bennett
Link to Bennett laboratory: http://biomed.brown.edu/labs/bennett/
People in the Bennett Lab who use zebrafish as a model system: