Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist in Microbial Diseases

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Tschudi Lab | Vector-borne


Nikolay Kolev earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Together with Dr. Christian Tschudi, he studies various aspects of RNA metabolism in African trypanosomes. The primary focus of Dr. Kolev’s research is the molecular mechanism governing the development of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei to its infectious metacyclic form, responsible for the transmission of African sleeping sickness and related diseases from the tsetse fly vector to the mammalian host.

Education & Training

PhD University of Notre Dame (2003)
MS University of Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
Postdoctoral Associate HHMI, Yale University

Honors & Recognition

  • Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology Scientific Award in recognition of scientific excellenceThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) (2009)

Professional Service

  • Reviewer PLOS Pathogens, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, PLOS One, Molecular Microbiology, Nucleic Acids Research, Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, EMBO Reports (2008)

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Contact Info

Nikolay G Kolev, PhD
Office Location
137Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
295 Congress Avenue

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
BCMM 137
295 Congress Ave

New Haven, CT 06519