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Alliance Française contre les Maladies Parasitaires


Project Title : "Role of AP1 and Rab11 in host cell invasion by Toxoplasma gondii and Plasmodium falciparum"

Project PI : Sabrina Marion  Co-PI : Gordon Langsley

Thesis defense : 21/12/2016 thesesfr

Lab : Molecular and Cellular Biology of Toxoplasma gondii, CIMI, Lille

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MSc in Biomedical Sciences, Bharathidasan University, India (2006-2011)


  • Since 2022 : Research Assistant in Matthias Marti's lab, Institute of Parasitology, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2017-2021 : Postdoctoral researcher in Matthias Marti team, Wellcome Trust Center for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow - Scotland


Venugopal, K., Chehade, S., Werkmeister, E., Barois, N., Periz, J., Lafont, F., Tardieux, I., Khalife, J., Langsley, G., Meissner, M., (2020). Rab11A regulates dense granule transport and secretion during Toxoplasma gondii invasion of host cells and parasite replication. PLoS Pathog [6.2] 16, e1008106. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008106

Venugopal, K., E. Werkmeister, N. Barois, J. M. Saliou, A. Poncet, L. Huot, F. Sindikubwabo, M. A. Hakimi, G. Langsley, F. Lafont and S. Marion (2017). "Dual role of the Toxoplasma gondii clathrin adaptor AP1 in the sorting of rhoptry and microneme proteins and in parasite division." PLoS Pathog [7.0] 13(4): e1006331. [Pubmed] [PDF]