Nancy Keller

Credentials: Medical Microbiology & Immunology Department

Position title: Aspergillus cell biology


Phone: (608) 262-9795

3476 Microbial Sciences Building
1550 Linden Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Molecular & Genome Biology of Microbes; Cellular & Molecular Metabolism

research description:

Our laboratory works on identifying cellular and genetic regulation of secondary metabolite gene clusters in Aspergillus spp. These clusters may be important in virulence such as with the plant pathogen A. flavus or human pathogen A. fumigatus. We identify when the metabolites are produced, where in the fungal thallus they are produced and their impact on host and/or possible use as drug therapies. We are also interested in identifying new metabolites for antibiotic use and develop novel molecular techniques to heterologously express fungal natural products in host fungi.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Molecular and Environmental Toxicology (METC), Microbiology (MDTP), Genetics, Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS)

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