Dr. Katrina Velle

I am a postdoc in the Fritz-Laylin lab, and I’m interested in cytoskeletal dynamics and mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis. I am currently investigating the contributions of the actin cytoskeleton to cell migration, cell division, and osmoregulation in Naegleria gruberi—a non-pathogenic model system for the “brain-eating amoeba”. My work is supported by an NIH F32 fellowship.