Free-Living Amebas Laboratory
Mission: Developing and applying diagnostic methods and drug therapies for opportunistic and pathogenic free-living amebas to prevent future infections.
- Diagnoses amebic infections, including Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri, and Sappinia
- Detects and identifies free-living amebas in environmental samples
- Develops and assesses drug therapies for free-living amebic infections
- Develops serologic methods for diagnosis of free-living amebic infections