The focus of our molecular parasitology laboratory is trypanosomes. Species of these vector-borne protozoan parasites cause World Health Organization-designated Neglected Tropical Diseases that are endemic to poor, rural populations and for which new drug targets are urgently needed. The laboratory studies aspects of their metabolism and mitochondrial gene expression, looking not only for vulnerabilities that may serve as new drug targets but also at processes that can inform our fundamental understanding of eukaryotic evolution.
Microbiology and Parasitology
Mentoring/Advising: undergraduates, graduate & post-doctoral fellows
Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements
Honors and Recognition
AddressDepartment of Biomedical Sciences
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Duluth, MN 55812