Spencer Gang

Spencer Gang

Home Area: Immunity, Microbes, and Molecular Pathogenesis
Mentor: Elissa Hallem
Research project:

Spencer is investigating the neurobiology of host-seeking behavior in skin-penetrating parasitic nematodes.

Publications:

Gang SS, Castelletto ML, Bryant AS, Yang E, Mancuso N, et al. (2017) Targeted mutagenesis in a human-parasitic nematode. PLOS Pathogens 13(10): e1006675.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1006675

Ruiz F, Castelletto ML, Gang SS, Hallem EA (2017) Experience-dependent olfactory behaviors of the parasitic nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus. PLOS Pathogens 13(11): e1006709. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1006709

Mechanisms of host seeking by parasitic nematodes. Gang SS, Hallem EA. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2016 May 17. pii: S0166-6851(16)30058-5. doi: 10.1016/j.molbiopara.2016.05.007.

Diverse host-seeking behaviors of skin-penetrating nematodes. Castelletto ML, Gang SS, Okubo RP, Tselikova AA, Nolan TJ, Platzer EG, Lok JB, Hallem EA. PLoS Pathog. 2014 Aug 14;10(8):e1004305. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004305. eCollection 2014 Aug.