The Bennett lab studies the biology of human and animal fungal pathogens. The primary focus is the study of Candida albicans, the most common fungal pathogen encountered in the clinic.
Our experiments address the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms used by C. albicans to generate phenotypic diversity and adapt to different niches in the human host.
We also examine the unusual parasexual mating cycle of C. albicans and related Candida species. Finally, our lab has an interest in the biology of P. destructans, the causative agent of White-Nose Syndrome (WNS) in North American bats.