Welcome to the Aksoy Lab

Trypanosomiasis/Tsetse Research

Our lab studies multiple aspects of tsetse flies, the vectors of African trypanosomes. Trypanosomes are the causative agents of the devastating Sleeping Sickness disease in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lab’s work spans a range of projects including tsetse immunity, reproduction and symbiosis, tsetse-symbiont and trypanosome interactions, tsetse genomics and population genetics, and trypanosome developmental processes in tsetse. The ultimate goal of our work is to improve current control methods and/or develop novel strategies to reduce or eliminate the transmission of Sleeping Sickness in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Principal Investigator

Serap Aksoy, PhD

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Contact Info
Academic Office
Laboratory of Epidemiology and Public Health
60 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510