Serap Aksoy PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology

Office of International Medical Student Education

Office of Student ResearchInfectious DiseasesSchool of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases: Vector-borne; Global Health ConcentrationAksoy Lab - Principal Investigator

Research Interests

African trypanosomes; Bacterial symbionts of tsetse flies more...


  • Ph.D., Columbia University, 1982

Selected Publications

  • Toh H, et al. (2006) Massive genome erosion and functional adaptations provide insights into the symbiotic lifestyle of Sodalis glossinidius in the tsetse host. Genome research 16(2):149-156.
  • Weiss BL, Wu Y, Schwank JJ, Tolwinski NS, & Aksoy S (2008) An insect symbiosis is influenced by bacterium-specific polymorphisms in outer-membrane protein A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(39):15088-15093.
  • Wang J, Wu Y, Yang G, & Aksoy S (2009) Interactions between mutualist Wigglesworthia and tsetse peptidoglycan recognition protein (PGRP-LB) influence trypanosome transmission. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106(29):12133-12138



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