The Ferguson Lab

PARASITE GLYCOBIOLOGY & ANTI-PARASITE DRUG DISCOVERY

Welcome to the Ferguson Lab Website

Our research is multi-disciplinary and involves defining:[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"2","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"181","style":"width: 181px; height: 181px; float: right;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"181"}}]]

  • the "structural repertoire" of the parasite glycoproteins
  • the "biosynthetic repertoire" of necessary glycosyltransferases and processing enzymes needed to create the structural repertoire
  • the "metabolic repertoire" of sugar nucleotides, and their biosynthetic and transporter proteins, needed to fuel the biosynthetic repertoire
  • the signal transduction and other pathways controlling parasite metabolism and protein expression