Welcome to the web home of the Lorenz Lab. We're in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston.

Our primary interest is in the fascinating biology of the opportunistic fungal pathogen Candida albicans. This normally benign yeast can take advantage of immunological weaknesses to cause a variety of diseases, some of which are potentially fatal. This makes Candida particularly important to human health.

Links at the left will tell you more about our research, who we are, and where we live and work. It also provides a link to the supplementary data for recent publications.

Thanks for visiting our virtual home, and feel free to contact us with any questions.



On the right: Candida albicans cells ingested by mammalian macrophages. The long Candida hyphae are trying to escape the macrophage and, eventually, will succeed.


Note: If you have found this site based on internet searches and believe that you may have symptoms of Candida infection or overgrowth, please click here.