University of California, Riverside

Southern California Eukaryotic Pathogen Symposium



Keynote Speaker 2015


MichaelMichael White, University of South Florida

“How do they do that?” A talk on the remarkable cell cycles of Apicomplexa parasites.

Michael White originally trained as a chemist, conducted post-doctoral work on the gene-regulation of T cells at University of Washington with David Morris. He started his own lab at the University of Montana and stayed there for 20 years presumably for more than the fishing! He has been a Professor at the University of South Florida since 2009 and has published over 80 manuscripts on apicomplexan parasites. His lab focuses on Toxoplasma gondii and uses a vast array of genetic and biochemical approaches to understand how the parasite divides, establishes chronic infection and the many mechanisms of parasite/host cell interactions. Recent work demonstrating a role for several cell cycle regulated events including AP2 transcription factors in the control of tachyzoite to bradyzoite differentiation, the role of centrosomes in controlling the growth of Toxoplasma and the description of the spliceosome as an evolutionarily conserved process in Apicomplexa.

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