Tag: Exotica Hall

  • Exploring the effect of caffeine on Toxoplasma gondii replication and plaque formation

    By Abigail Glenn, Exotica Hall, Elizabeth Sullivan Faculty Mentor: Swati Agrawal Abstract apicomplexan Toxoplasma gondii. In immunocompromised individuals, such as those with preexisting illness, toxoplasmosis can be deadly. As an intracellular parasite, T. gondii has mechanisms for motility, invasion, replication, and egress, during which calcium is a key regulator. To signal invasion, the cytosolic concentrations…