Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Institute for Immunology

Boris Striepen

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PhD (Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Genetics)
Philipps-Universit├Ąt, Marburg, Germany, 1995.
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Description of Research Expertise

We are interested in the cell and molecular biology of protozoan parasites. Most of our work is focused on members of the phylum Apicomplexa. Organisms in this group cause a number of important diseases including malaria, severe opportunistic infections associated with AIDS, and fetal and early childhood diseases. We use a broad array of modern genomic, genetic, cell biological and biochemical approaches to understand fundamental parasite biology and use this knowledge to identify and develop targets for intervention.
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Last updated: 12/01/2017
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