roos david


The Roos laboratory seeks to integrate cell biological, molecular genetic, biochemical, immunological, genomic and bioinformatic approaches to elucidate the biology of protozoan parasites, eukaryotic evolution, and host-pathogen interactions. Key contributions include discovery and characterization of the 'apicoplast' as an essential secondary endosymbiotic organelle in apicomplexan parasites (including Plasmodium), and development of the Eukaryotic Pathogen Genome Database (