University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences
Transmission electron micrograph of the bud neck in a yeast form C. albicans cell.  PM, plasma membrane
C. albicans yeast cells with nucleoli (green) detected using Nop1-CFP (green) and nuclei (red) detected with DAPI.
Pseudohyphal-like C. albicans cells lacking the Fkh2 protein that regulates cell cycle progression.

Berman Lab

We are interested in how genomes evolve and change in response to the stresses that assault a cell.  We study Candida albicans, the most prevalent fungal commensal and pathogen of humans.  We are interested in how it responds to antifungal drugs and how it manages to evolve drug resistance very rapidly.  Our work spans studies of chromosome structure, chromosome stability, integrity and inheritance as well as regulation of the life cycle and the cell cycle.  This touches on topics including morphogenesis, ploidy, recombination and repair of damage.  In addition, we develop tools that facilitate work in this important fungal pathogen.

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Judith Berman, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
Department of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development
University of Minnesota
6-160 Jackson Hall, 321 Church St. SE

Tel:  +1-612-625-1971
Fax: +1-612-625-5754

Office:  6-140 Molecular and Cellular Biology Bldg.
University of Minnesota Lab Website


Judith Berman, Ph.D.
Tel Aviv University
Dept. of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology
George Wise Faculty of Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University,
Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel.

Tel: +(972) 3-640-7633
Lab: +(972)-3-640-7536
Fax: +(972)-3-640-7499

Office: Brittannia building, room 418
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University Lab Website


The Minnesota Supercomputing Institute supports this research effort through computing resources including data analysis and data storage.