Maria Laura Gaspar

Maria Laura is a yeast geneticist and lipid specialist. She works on understanding innate immunity in fungi.

To learn more about Maria Laura's work in the Pawlowska lab, read:

Pawlowska T.E., M.L. Gaspar, O.A. Lastovetsky, S.J. Mondo, I. Real-Ramirez, E. Shakya, P. Bonfante. 2018. Biology of fungi and their bacterial endosymbionts. Annual Review of Phytopathology 56:289-309, 10.1146/annurev-phyto-080417-045914.

Mondo, S.J., O.A. Lastovetsky, M.L. Gaspar, N.H. Schwardt, C.C. Barber, R. Riley, H. Sun, I.V. Grigoriev, and T.E. Pawlowska. 2017. Bacterial endosymbionts influence host sexuality and reveal reproductive genes of early divergent fungi. Nature Communications 8: 1843, 10.1038/s41467-017-02052-8.

Lastovetsky, O.A., M.L. Gaspar, S.J. Mondo, K.M. LaButti, L. Sandor, I.V. Grigoriev, S.A. Henry, and T.E. Pawlowska. 2016. Lipid metabolic changes in an early divergent fungus govern the establishment of a mutualistic symbiosis with endobacteria. PNAS 113(52): 15102-15107, 10.1073/pnas.1615148113.

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