Glen Palmer, PhD, earned his postdoctoral degree in Genetics from the University of Leicester in 2001. Until 2004, he conducted postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Joy Sturtevant at both Georgetown University and LSU Health Sciences Center, when he was made an Assistant Professor within the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology. He is now an Associate Professor at LSU Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer’s research addresses the mechanisms by which pathogenic fungi adapt to the mammalian host and differentiate during colonization and infection. In particular, the research focuses on the opportunistic pathogen Candida albicans. Current studies are investigating the role played by the fungal vacuole in mediating yeast-hypha differentiation, survival within host cells such as macrophages, and invasion of host tissues.