James Konopka Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook Univerisity, 1991-
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Shamoon Naseem Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook
1 protocol

Lois M. Douglas
  • Research Scientist, Microbiology and Immunology, Stony Brook University, 2018-2020
Research focus
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  • 1 Author merit


PhD, Saint John's University, USA, 2004


Since 2005
• Bayly, J., Douglas, L. M., Pretorius, I., Bauer, F. F., and Dranginis, A. M. (2005). Characteristics of FLO11-dependent flocculation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Res 5, 1151-1156.
• Martin, S. W., Douglas, L. M., and Konopka, J. B. (2005). Cell cycle dynamics and quorum sensing in Candida albicans chlamydospores are distinct from budding and hyphal growth. Eukaryot Cell 4, 1191-1202.
• Douglas, L. M., Alvarez, F. J., McCreary, C., and Konopka, J. B. (2005). Septin function in yeast model systems and pathogenic fungi. Eukaryot Cell 4, 1503-1512.
• Alvarez, F. J., Douglas, L. M., and Konopka, J. B. (2007). Sterol-rich plasma membrane domains in fungi. Eukaryot Cell 6, 755-763.
• Douglas, L. M., Li, L., Yang, Y., and Dranginis, A. M. (2007). Expression and characterization of the flocculin Flo11/Muc1, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae mannoprotein with homotypic properties of adhesion. Eukaryot Cell 6, 2214-2221.
• Alvarez, F. J., Douglas, L. M., Rosebrock, A., and Konopka, J. B. (2008). The eisosome protein Sur7 regulates plasma membrane organization and prevents intracellular cell wall growth in Candida albicans. Mol Bio Cell 19, 5214-5225.
• Alvarez, F. J., Douglas, L. M., and Konopka, J. B. (2009). The Sur7 protein resides in punctate membrane subdomains and mediates spatial regulation of cell wall synthesis in Candida albicans. Commun Integr Biol 2, 1-2.
• Douglas, L. M., Martin, S. W., and Konopka, J. B. (2009). BAR domain proteins RVS161 and RVS167 contribute to Candida albicans endocytosis, morphogenesis, and virulence. Infect Immun 77, 4150-4160.
• Gunasekera, A., Alvarez, F. J., Douglas, L. M., Wang, H. X., Rosebrock, A. P., and Konopka, J. B. (2010). Identification of GIG1, A GlcNAc-induced gene in Candida albicans needed for normal sensitivity to the chitin synthase inhibitor nikkomycin Z. Eukaryot Cell 9, 1476-1483.
• Keppler-Ross, S., Douglas, L. M., Konopka, J. B., and Dean, N. (2010). Recognition of yeast by murine macrophages requires mannan but not glucan. Eukaryot Cell 9, 1776-1787.
• Douglas, L.M., Wang, H.X., Li, L. and Konopka, J.B. (2011). Membrane compartment occupied by Can1 (MCC) and eisosome subdomains of the fungal plasma membrane. Membr 1, 394-411.
• Wang, H.X., Douglas, L.M., Aimanianda, V., Latge, J.-P. and Konopka, J.B. (2011). The Candida albicans Sur7 protein is needed for proper synthesis of the fibrillar component of the cell wall that confers strength. Eukaryot Cell 10, 72-80.
• Douglas, L. M., Wang, H. X., Keppler-Ross, S., Dean, N., and Konopka, J. B. (2012). Sur7 promotes plasma membrane organization and is needed for resistance to stressful conditions and to the invasive growth and virulence of Candida albicans. mBio 3, e00254-11.
• Epp, E., Nazarova, E., Regan, H., Douglas, L. M., Konopka, J. B., Vogel, J., and Whiteway, M. (2013). Clathrin- and Arp2/3-independent endocytosis in the fungal pathogen Candida albicans. mBio 4, e00476-13.
• Douglas, L. M. Wang, H. X., and Konopka, J. B. (2013). The MARVEL domain protein Nce102 regulates actin organization and invasive growth of Candida albicans. mBio 4, e00723-13.
• Douglas, L. M. and Konopka, J. B. (2014). Fungal membrane organization: the eisosome concept. Annu Rev Microbiol 68, 377-393.
• Wang, H. X., Douglas, L. M., Vesela, P., Reinhard, R., Malinsky, J., and Konopka, J. B. (2016). Eisosomes promote the ability of Sur7 to regulate plasma membrane organization in Candida albicans. Mol Biol Cell 27, 1-14.
1 Protocol published
Candida albicans Agar Invasion Assays
Authors:  Shamoon Naseem, Lois M. Douglas and James B. Konopka, date: 08/20/2020, view: 641, Q&A: 0
The ability of the human fungal pathogen Candida albicans to disseminate into tissues is promoted by a switch from budding to invasive hyphal growth. This morphological transition is stimulated by multiple environmental factors that can ...
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