Parasites

Parasites are eukaryotic organisms – both cellular and multicellular – that usurp resources from their host.  Members of the Section who study parasites include:

NameResearch interests

Michael Cappello, M.D.

Host-pathogen interactions of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum; vaccine development; anti-thrombotic mechanisms of blood-feeding invertebrates.

Margaret Hostetter, M.D.

Pediatric infectious diseases; Virulence of Candida albicans and other fungal pathogens.

Choukri Ben Mamoun, Ph.D.

Unusual metabolic pathways of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum; anti-malarial vaccine and drug development.

Beyond the Section, many other Yale researchers study parasites.  Additional information can be found on the Multidisciplinary Parasitology & Vector Biology Program website.