PhD, Masters, Honours or Summer Students

Cryptococcus neoformans (Cn) employs monocyte-assisted crossing of the blood brain barrier (BBB) to cause life-threatening meningitis in HIV/AIDS patients. The aims are to determine whether monocyte subsets that predominate during HIV infection, transport Cn across an in vitro BBB model, and whether Cn transmigration within these monocyte subsets is facilitated by HIV co-infection.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Julie Djordjevic