The Davis lab uses the zebrafish larva as a model host to understand how the innate immune system interacts with potential pathogens over time, and how that interaction determines outcomes like microbial clearance, persistence or disseminated disease.


Our current major research programs focus on:

 

-granulomatous inflammation and granuloma formation, and

-persistence and dissemination by the fungal pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans.