Fikadu Tafesse, PhD
Dr. Tafesse's lab focuses on identifying and characterizing the host factors that are used by pathogens to secure invasion, persistence and propagation. We are especially interested in studying the role of cellular lipids in bacterial and/or viral pathogenesis and their significance on innate and adaptive immunity. We employ genome-wide genetic screens, various lipidomic analysis techniques and state-of-the art microscopy and other biochemical tools to define the pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis and HIV.
For more information please visit the Tafesse Lab website