Jose Alfredo Guzman Lopez

I am a research fellow in the Fritz-Laylin lab. I am interested in cell division and differentiation; particularly in epigenetic mechanisms as well as asexual reproduction. My project in the Fritz-Laylin Lab is about development of molecular tools to disrupt gene function in Naegleria gruberi by RNAi to understand the basic principles of the disease caused by the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri. In addition, I am working in evaluate the relative expression by RT-qPCR of some genes involved in the process of differentiation in Naegleria gruberi.