Stephanie studies the regulation of social motility in the protozoan parasite, Trypanosoma brucei. T. brucei is the causative agent of sleeping sickness in humans and related diseases in animals in sub-Saharan Africa. Through molecular and systems-level approaches, she hopes to further elucidate the molecular mechanism of social motility and identify novel regulators of this process.
“With a Little Help from My Friends”-Social Motility in Trypanosoma brucei. Saada EA, DeMarco SF, Shimogawa MM, Hill KL. PLoS Pathog. 2015 Dec 17;11(12):e1005272. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005272. eCollection 2015 Dec. Review