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Antimicrobial Resistance Research

Dhara Malavia profile

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.

Key publications:

Zinc Limitation Induces a Hyper-Adherent Goliath Phenotype in Candida albicans

Key project:

Genetic and chemical validation of sugar nucleotides as a target against human fungal pathogen, Candida albicans.

External engagement:

The host-pathogen struggle for nutrients

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