Jessica L. Beckerman

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Parasexual genetic analysis of Candida albicans utilized the dominant selectable marker that conferred resistance to mycophenolic acid. We cloned and sequenced the IMH3(r) gene from C. albicans strain 1006, which was previously identified as resistant to mycophenolic acid (MPA) (A. K. Goshorn and S. Scherer, Genetics 123:213-218, 1989). MPA is an inhibitor(More)
It has been suggested that Candida albicans, a diploid asexual fungus, achieves genetic diversity by genomic rearrangement. This important human pathogen may provide a system in which to analyze alternate routes to genomic diversity. C. albicans has a highly variable karyotype; its chromosomes contain a middle repeated DNA sequence called the Major Repeat(More)
Candida albicans is a diploid yeast with a dimorphic life history. It exists commensally in many healthy humans but becomes a potent pathogen in immunocompromised hosts. The underlying genetic mechanisms by which C. albicans switches from a commensal to a pathogenic form in the host are not well understood. To study the evolution of virulence in mammalian(More)
About 20 years after initial calls for the introduction of user fees in health systems in sub-Saharan Africa, a growing coalition is advocating for their removal. Several African countries have abolished user fees for health care for some or all of their citizens. However, fee-for-service health care delivery remains a primary health care funding model in(More)
The pBAC 108L and pFos 1 vectors were developed as stable propagation vectors which, due to their extremely low copy number, facilitate the cloning of a large-sized insert containing repeated DNA. However, the low copy number requires laborious end-DNA preparation for end sequencing and chromosome walking. Here we describe efficient methods for end-DNA(More)
BACKGROUND In 2012, 6.6 million children under age five died worldwide, most from diseases with known means of prevention and treatment. A delivery gap persists between well-validated methods for child survival and equitable, timely access to those methods. We measured early child health care access, morbidity, and mortality over the course of a health(More)
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