Department of Microbiology

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Parasitology Research

The Parasitology program involves faculty members from different departments within the Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, and Arts and Sciences whose research interests range from the genetic basis of drug resistance in protozoan parasites to the mathematical modeling of helminth transmission within host populations. Particular areas of emphasis include immunoparasitology in which a large group of faculty focus on understanding immune regulation in hosts infected with Leishmania, Toxoplasma, and Schistosoma, cell and molecular parasitology in which investigators study a range of topics including drug resistance in toxoplasmosis, gene regulation in malaria, and the molecular biology and neurobiology of infective nematode larvae, and population/evolutionary biology with projects which focus on the interaction trematodes with their snail hosts and the population dynamics of parasites of farmed animals.

Parasitology Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania

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