Two faculty members in the department of Microbiology, Dr. Richard Calderone, Ph.D., and Dr. Ronald Cihlar, Ph.D., have contributed a new publication in the field of fungal molecular biology and pathogenesis.
Many significant developments have been reported in genetic, molecular, and diagnostic investigations concerning Candida albicans and related species. These studies also emphasize the use of novel methods that proved indispensable to particular investigations. More important, many of the protocols are of general interest for use by researchers studying Candida species. Thus, upon being approached again to edit a new volume describing recent methodological advances in the field, we were delighted to proceed. Contributions to the current volume provide detailed discussion of a variety of important techniques that researchers use to study fungal molecular biology and pathogenesis, as well as those interested in diagnostics and antifungal drug discovery. The text should be both interesting and important to their research goals.