Genetics and Biochemistry

Publication Recognized as an Article of Significant Interest by Editor

Dr. Amrita Koushik, a newly minted Ph.D. from the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, in collaboration with her Ph.D. advisor, Dr. Lesly Temesvari, has recently published a portion of her thesis work on critical parasite signaling pathway in the journal Eukaryotic Cell. The work, "A Genome-wide Over-Expression Screen Identifies Genes Involved in the Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase Pathway in the Human Protozoan Parasite, Entamoeba histolytica", describes the development and use of the first forward genetics screening approach in the parasite to identify genes in signaling pathways in these important pathogens.