Nicola Carter, PhD
PhD, Biochemistry--London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
BSc, Biochemistry and Biology (honors)--Keele University, UK
The long term goal of our research is to understand how Leishmania, a pathogenic protozoan parasite, adapts to changes its host environment to acquire essential nutrients for its growth and viability, and survive environmental stress. Our current research is focused on characterizing the parasite machinery used to capture purines (essential nutrients) from the host environment and in identifying pathways and cell components critical for the survival of the parasite when nutrients are limiting.
For a list of my publications, see Dr. Carter's NCBI bibliography.
Outside the Classroom
You might notice that Dr. Carter has a bit of an accent. She was born and raised in the foothills of Welsh Clwydian (Clue-idian) range within the United Kingdom, though she has called Portland home for the last 20 years or so.