Parasites are eukaryotic organisms – both cellular and multicellular – that usurp resources from their host. Members of the Section who study parasites include:
Host-pathogen interactions of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum; vaccine development; anti-thrombotic mechanisms of blood-feeding invertebrates.
Pediatric infectious diseases; Virulence of Candida albicans and other fungal pathogens.
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.