Cheryl Ingram-Smith, Ph.D.
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Who is Dr. Ingram-Smith?
Cheryl Ingram-Smith is an associate professor of genetics and biochemistry. She teaches courses in biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology. Her primary research interests include metabolism of eukaryotic pathogens during infection in a human host and enzymology of metabolic enzymes.
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How Dr. Ingram-Smith’s research is transforming health care
Ingram-Smith's research focus is on metabolic adaptation and morphological conversions in Entamoeba histolytica. This eukaryotic pathogen is the causative agent of ameobic dysentery and infects ~1 billion people annually resulting in an estimated 90 million cases of invasive disease and approximately 100,000 deaths. The Ingram-Smith lab is working to understand how E. histolytica adapts to and thrives in the nutrient-poor environment of the large intestine during colonization and how conversion to the infective cyst form is regulated.
News and media related to Dr. Ingram-Smith's research
- Clemson scientist receives $424,000 grant to study parasite that infects tens of millions - EurekaAlert
Health Research Expertise Keywords
Pathogens, Infectious Disease, Metabolism, Entamoeba, Amoebic Dysentery