Molecular Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases

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Male Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte exflagellating (courtesy of the Dinglasan Lab)

Faculty in the Molecular Parasitology and Vector-Borne Diseases group conduct research into the molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of different protozoan and bacterial infectious agents. These include several emerging infectious diseases of animals and humans and other diseases with a high impact on tropical livestock production and human development. Faculty expertise is in the areas of molecular biology, genomics, immunology and pathology.


Courses/Seminars taught by group faculty:

  • VME 6934: Current topics in Microbial Pathogenesis
  • VME 6464: Molecular Pathogenesis. Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and persistence.
  • VEM 5131: Veterinary Molecular Biology
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Harvesting mosquito larvae with a pipette