Charlie Puerner, PhD

About Me

Charlie is originally from the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York state. He graduated with his B.S. in Biology from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2011 and his M.S. in Biology from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2016. Charlie then went on to peruse his PhD at the Universit Cte d'Azur in Nice, France under a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network Fellowship. In France, he worked in the lab of Robert Arkowitz studying cell polarity in the dimorphic fungal pathogen, Candida albicans. Charlie's work in the Arkowitz lab explored the effects of growth under mechanical forces in C. albicans and the role of the Spitzenkrper on regulating growth and morphology. Interested in continuing to study human fungal pathogens, Charlie joined the Cramer lab in November 2020 as a post-doctoral fellow. In the Cramer lab Charlie will be building on his previous experience to use and develop fungal genetic tools and microscopy to study the development of the Aspergillus fumigatus biofilm and its microenvironment. Charlies Pubmed bibliography.