Anita Sil


Anita Sil is using the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum, which inhabits both the soil and mammalian hosts, to understand how cells sense and respond to environmental signals such as temperature.

Summer Lab Size:
Local Summer Program: Summer Research Programs
Program Dates: May 26-August 2, 2013 (Dates for 2014 will be similar)

Regulation of Virulence and Cell Shape in Response to Temperature

We study transcription factors and signal transduction pathways required for a fungal intracellular pathogen to induce host-dependent cell shape changes and virulence gene expression.

Analysis of Genes Required for Virulence of a Fungal Intracellular Pathogen

We are identifying and characterizing virulence factors that are required for colonization of macrophages by a fungal pathogen.

Scientist Profile

Early Career Scientist
University of California, San Francisco
Genetics, Microbiology