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Heather T. Taff

Education

B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008
Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, expected 2014

Current position

Graduate student Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Publications

  1. Mitchell, K. F., Taff, H. T., Cuevas, M. A., Reinicke, E. L., Sanchez, H. and Andes, D. R. (2013). Role of matrix beta-1,3 glucan in antifungal resistance of non-albicans Candida biofilms. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57(4): 1918-1920.
  2. Taff, H. T., Mitchell, K.F., Edward, J.A., Andes, D.R. (2013). Genetic Basis for Candida Biofilm Drug Resistance [Review]. Future Microbiology. Under review.
  3. Taff, H. T., Nett, J. E. and Andes, D. R. (2012). Comparative analysis of Candida biofilm quantitation assays. Med Mycol 50(2): 214-218.
  4. Finkel, J. S., Xu, W., Huang, D., Hill, E. M., Desai, J. V., Woolford, C. A., Nett, J. E., Taff, H., Norice, C. T., Andes, D. R., Lanni, F. and Mitchell, A. P. (2012). Portrait of Candida albicans adherence regulators. PLoS Pathog 8(2): e1002525.
  5. Taff, H. T., Nett, J. E., Zarnowski, R., Ross, K. M., Sanchez, H., Cain, M. T., Hamaker, J., Mitchell, A. P. and Andes, D. R. (2012). A Candida biofilm-induced pathway for matrix glucan delivery: implications for drug resistance. PLoS Pathog 8(8): e1002848.


Protocols by Heather T. Taff
  1. Preparation of Candida albicans Biofilms for Transmission Electron Microscopy
  2. Preparation of Candida albicans Biofilms Using an in vivo Rat Central Venous Catheter Model