Siddhartha Das, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Infectious Disease and Immunology Cluster
The Border Biomedical Research Center
University of Texas at El Paso
Title: Encystation by Giardia: stories told by sphingolipids and lipid rafts
Dr. Das' laboratory investigates the lipid metabolism and lipid signaling in parasitic protozoan, Giardia lamblia. He is also interested in identifying the role of arachidonic acid (present in high fat diet) in inducing inflammatory reactions in breast cancer. Currently, he is the director of Immunology and Infectious Disease Cluster of the Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) at the University of Texas at El Paso, which is supported by a grant from the NIH.
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