About the Lab

Gene Shuffling Hovel Miner


As a member of the Research Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, the Hovel-Miner lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of antigenic variation with an emphasis on this pathogenic process in African trypanosomes.

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See a list of publications from the Hovel-Miner Lab.

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Research Interests

The Hovel-Miner Lab seeks to identify new factors and mechanisms associated with antigenic variation in order to uncover basic biology phenomena and identify potential drug targets toward the future treatment of neglected tropical diseases caused by African trypanosomes.