Kirsten Nielsen shows that closely related strains of Cryptococcus can have differential virulence

Kirsten Nielsen, PhD, was published in Infection and Immunity for her paper titled, The Mouse Inhalation Model of Cryptococcus neoformans Infection Recapitulates Strain Virulence in Humans and Shows that Closely Related Strains Can Possess Differential Virulence.

“People in the past have always focused on the host and the host immune system. But we asked a different question, ‘Is it actually the pathogen that’s the major issue?’ The problem then became how to look at the pathogen when it’s in a human host,” said Nielsen.

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