Serap Aksoy PhD
Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Departments & OrganizationsBiological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Microbiology
Office of International Medical Student Education
Global Health Initiative: Infectious Diseases
School of Public Health: Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases | Global Health | Parasitology Program | Aksoy Lab
Serap Aksoy, PhD, first came to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in 1982 and worked her way to professor in 2001. From 2002-2010, she headed the Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. She serves as editor in Chief of the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and chaired both the NIH/NIAID Vector Biology Study Section (2010-2012) and the WHO/TDR, Molecular Entomology BL5 (2008-2012). Dr. Aksoy's lab aims to understand the biology of host-pathogen interactions--in particular in tsetse flies, which transmit African trypanosomes and harbor multiple symbiotic microbes. A graduate of Vassar College (BA) and Columbia University (PhD), Dr. Aksoy has lectured around the world, and maintains ongoing collaborative research programs with the National Livestock Research Institute (NaLIRRI) in Uganda and Trypanosomiasis Research Center (TRC) in Kenya.