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Asiya Gusa

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology


The goal of our research is to understand how environmental fungi adapt in response to stress to survive the environment-to-host transition, develop drug resistance and cause persistent human disease. We employ a variety of tools (phenotypic assays, whole-genome sequencing, quantitative PCR, microscopy, etc.) to characterize the genetic and cellular changes that occur in Cryptococcus in response to environmental cues such as heat stress, changes in pH and nutrient availability.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology · 2023 - Present Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

Emory University · 2006 Ph.D.