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Savini Thrikawala

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Biological Sciences Department

Office: LSF 155
Phone:
Email: sthrika@clemson.edu

 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Biology
University of Houston 2018

B.S. Zoology
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka 2011

 Research Interests

I am broadly interested in host-pathogen interactions. My current work in the Rosowski Lab focuses on innate immune responses to the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus. We use larval zebrafish as a model system (1) to visualize immune cells-Aspergillus interactions and (2) to determine the molecular mechanisms by which macrophages promote Aspergillus spore killing.