Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, New Hampshire
Dr. Robert A. Cramer Aspergillus fumigatus is the primary causative agent of invasive aspergillosis. Our laboratory studies how this filamentous fungus (mold) is able to colonize and cause disease in immune-compromised patients. We are particularly interested in how the fungus alters its metabolism to the host environment to drive proliferation and interactions with the immune system. These responses are predicted to ultimately result in host damage and disease.