TROEMEL Lab Website

University of California-San Diego


Welcome to the Troemel lab website! We’re at the University of California-San Diego, in the Division of Biological Sciences, Section of Cell and Developmental Biology. We’re located on the 4th floor of Bonner Hall. Click here for a downloadable map of the UCSD campus UCSDMainCampusMap.pdf

    Our focus is on host/pathogen interactions, understanding the strategies that pathogens use to attack their hosts and how hosts defend themselves against these attacks. We also are interested in understanding the cell biology underlying these interactions, as well as the evolutionary events that shaped them. The system in which we study host/pathogen interactions is the nematode C. elegans, shown here in the photos.

    Click on one of the links at the top of the page for more information. Thanks for visiting!


Burning Worm II!

Joshua Tree joint lab retreat with Malene Hansen’s lab in May 2016

Press release about alien-like growth!!

Nematocida displodere, Luallen et al

Syncytia formation, Balla et al

Congratulations to Robert Luallen for his paper being published in PLoS Pathogens!!

Ping-pong paddle PhD presents

Congratulations to Aaron Reinke for his paper being published in Nature Communications!!

Resident beer aficionado in front of the results of his studies

Congratulations to Aaron Reinke for his new faculty position at the University of Toronto! 
(Glass design by Kirthi)
Farewell to Cheng-Ju Kuo, visiting scholar from Taiwan