Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

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  • Trypanosome Cell Biology 

    Research in our group investigates the role of basal bodies and flagella in eukaryotic organisms. Flagella are essential for motility in many cells and in parasites such as Trypanosomes they are essential for pathogenicity. We work with a protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei to better understand their role in the architecture of the cytoskeleton, cell division and cytokinesis.