Jason Rauceo

Jason Rauceo

Assistant Professor of Biology
Phone number: 
646.557.4893
Room number: 
05.61.07NB

Education

2008  Post-Doc      Columbia University
2006  PhD             The Graduate Center of The City University of New York 
(Molecular & Cellular Biology)       
2002  MPhil            The Graduate Center of The City Univesity of NewYork
(Molecular & Cellular Biology)
1999  BA                Hunter College (Biology)

Bio

Our current research focus is the major fungal pathogen, Candida albicans, which infects over 60,000 people per year in the US alone. Our research goals explore two critical aspects of C. albicans pathogenesis. The first is to understand stress response signaling mechanisms in C. albicans that promote its survival in the presence of antifungal drugs and contribute to drug resistance. Second, we seek to determine the molecular mechanism of C. albicans adhesin proteins that mediate attachment to host surfaces and cellular aggregation.

Research interest

Candida albicans is the major fungal pathogen in humans. My research objectives include the following: 1) determine the regulatory mechanism that governs the response to antifungal drugs; 2) characterize genes that promote survival and resistance to antifungal drugs; 3) understand the molecular mechanisms of cell surface adhesins that mediate host-pathogen attachment.

Expertise

Areas of expertise include: Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Mycology.

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