Understanding the Structural Basis for the Mechanism of Lipoyl Synthase
Kelly's research investigates how post- transcriptional gene regulation contributes to malaria parasite transmission and is integral to the understanding the fundamental molecular biology of the parasite in order to exploit weaknesses in transmission biology.
Utilizing cutting edge sequencing technologies, such as Oxford Nanopore Technologies, Mitchell’s research within the laboratory analyzes genes important for proper infection in each stage of the malaria parasite’s lifecycle.
Molly's research focuses on the evolution of Herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. In collaboration with Dr. Christine Johnston at the University of Washington, Molly is sampling virus from patients throughout the course of their infection.
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