Dr. Krista Fleck
Former Executive Committee President (2019-2021)
Krista Fleck is a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Vicki Jeffers in Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS) at UNH. Her research focuses on the molecular mechanisms driving parasite differentiation and survival in Toxoplasma gondii. Toxoplasma is a widespread human and animal pathogen, infecting a third of the world’s population, and is currently incurable. She is studying the factors involved in transcription initiation that regulate gene expression in these parasites to identify potential therapeutic targets. In addition to her research, Krista loves outdoor activities, playing board and card games, and spending time with her dogs.