S. Earl Kang, Jr.

S. Earl Kang, Jr.

Dec 14, 2016

Group 6 Copy 253
-1
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    Tiny fungal spores and yeast forms are found in the soil, air, and water. Infection takes hold when spores break dormancy and grow in or on us. Fungi kill more than 1.5 million people every year. The few existing antifungal drugs are becoming ineffective because of a dramatic increase in resistance. Deep sequencing of the spore transcriptome will help us understand the mechanisms regulating spore dormancy and identify new drug targets.

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    An initial exploration of in-situ underwater genetic sequencing

    Our goal is to adapt portable genome sequencing technology for high-pressure, underwater environments. Currently...

    Using genetics to assess spatiotemporal variations in recruitment of native and introduced mullet in Kaneʻohe Bay, Oʻahu

    Native mullets (ʻamaʻama) are vital to Hawaiian aquaculture. In Kāne‘ohe Bay, yearly recruit abundance is...

    What drives the color change in green anoles?

    Green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) morphs from green to brown, and it is not known why. In this experiment...

    Backer Badge Funded

    A biology project funded by 28 people