There has been a lack of knowledge on the role of biofilm in Basidiomycese and I would like to uncover the importance of its morphology. My current thesis work involves the intercellular communication that triggers biofilm formation in Cryptococcus neoformans. I wants to identify the unknown signal as well as to characterize the signal pathways involved.
Lin J, Pham T, Hipsher K, Glueck N, Fan Y, Lin X, (2022) Immunoprotection against Cryptococcosis Offered by Znf2 Depends on Capsule and the Hyphal Morphology. mBio, DOI: 10.1128/mbio.02785-21
Ambati S, Pham T, Lewis Z, Lin X, and Meagher R. (2021) DC-SIGN targets amphotericin D-loaded liposomes to diverse pathogenic fungi. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology, 8(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.1186/s40694-021-00126-3
Pham T, Xie X, and Lin X. (2020). An intergenic “safe haven” region in Aspergillus fumigatus. Medical Mycology, 58, 1178–1186. DOI: 10.1093/mmy/myaa009. PMID: 32171003
2021 Admission to the Integrated Plant Sciences Ph.D. Program at the University of Georgia
2017 BS. Biology, University of North Georgia