J. Christian Pérez

Principal investigator

Oriana Sanchez Jimenez

Laboratory Technician iI

General lab management; assists senior lab members with microbiology and molecular biology experiments.

Musfirat Shubaita

Master’s student

Musfirat is investigating the metabolic niche that C. albicans occupies in the mammalian intestine. Specifically, she is exploring the role of fatty acids during C. albicans colonization of the murine gut.


Diana Rodríguez Ortega


Diana is dissecting the role of a C. albicans family of transcription regulators which contributes to the establishment of mucosal infections. A second project looks at the responses elicited by C. albicans in the mammalian gut, particularly in murine intestinal epithelial cells.


Elena Lindemann-Pérez

Senior Scientist

Elena has broad expertise in Illumina sequencing projects and is interested in single-cell transcript analyses. She is developing approaches to capture, measure and compare the transcriptome of Candida cells that occupy distinct microcompartments in the intestine and other host tissues.

Lab Alumni

Doctoral students

Philipp Reuter-Weissenberger (2017-2021)

Marie-Therese Eckstein (2016-2020)

Valentina del Olmo Toledo (2015-2019)

Lena Boehm (2015-2019)


Kieu Pham (2021-2022)

Sergio Moreno-Velasquez (2017-2020)

Juliane Meir (2016-2020)

Shweta Fulsundar (2016-2017)

Pedrina Vidigal (2014-2015)


Research Assistants

Mazen Oneissi (2021-2023)

Hailey Nussbaum (2020-2022)

Stanley Odidika (2018-2019)

Sanda Torsin (2015 -2018)

Su Hlaing Tint (2014-2015)


Bachelor thesis or Master Students / Interns

Mara Henrich (2020)

Tobias Ludwig (2016-2017)

Prathibha Muralidhara (2014)

Sonakshi De (2014)


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