Elizabeth examined if Manduca sexta caterpillars can be cured from Candida albicans by using standard therapeutics. Here she is adjusting her Candida albicans inoculum for a round of drug testing.
Bisa studied the effect of human body temperature on susceptibility of Manduca sexta caterpillars to different Candida species. Here she is using the microscope to observe morphological changes in Candida.
Andrew tested the ability of genetically different Candida albicans strains to kill Manduca sexta caterpillars. Here he is holding a box full of infected tobacco horn worm caterpillars ready for scoring.
Naomi studied the suitability of Manduca sexta caterpillars as invertebrate model system of fungal pathogenicity. Here she injects Candida albicans into a tobacco horn worm caterpillar to determine Candida’s virulence potential.