Dr Dhara Malavia
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Geoffrey Pope Building
MRC Centre for Medical Mycology, Geoffrey Pope Building, University of Exeter, Stocker Road, EX4 4QD, Exeter, UK.
I am a postdoctoral researcher working with Prof. Neil Gow at the University of Exeter. My work is focused on Candida albicans, a leading opportunistic fungal pathogen that causes superficial and systemic infections. Recent years have seen a rise in the incidence of invasive Candidiasis particularly among immunocompromised patients. Furthermore, emergence of resistance against a limited arsenal of antifungal drugs has resulted in an urgent need for identification of novel drug targets. My work is focused on identifying and generating a portfolio of new drug targets and molecular tools that will serve as a springboard for the discovery of novel antifungal drugs.
Genetic and chemical validation of sugar nucleotides as a target against human fungal pathogen, Candida albicans.