Aoife Heaslip

Assistant Professor, CLAS

Molecular and Cell Biology

Current Research Interests:
Our lab is focused on understanding the biology of human pathogen Toxoplasma gondii. T. gondii is single-celled eukaryote and one of the most widespread parasites on earth infecting ~25% of the worlds human population. In immunocommpromised individuals and babies infected in utero, T. gondii can cause life threatening disease.

Current Research Projects:
The goal of our research is identify and characterize the function of proteins required for parasite replication. To do this we use molecular biology, biochemistry and fluorescence microscopy techniques.


Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-5733