International Activity of the Faculty : Colombia

Richard Bucala

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology), of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases) and of Pathology

Colombia (2008)

Genetic Susceptibility to Leishmania
The Bucala group is investigating the genetic susceptibility to the parasitic infection Leishmania in collaboration with researchers in Cali, Colombia.

Cali, Colombia (2005)

Genetic studies of human host susceptibility to Leishmaniasis

Diane McMahon-Pratt

Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Cali, Colombia (2011)

Vector/Host-Parasite Interface of Leishmaniasis in Colombia
The goal of the training grant is to build research capacity to identify strategies and devise means to interrupt the cycle of transmission and pathogenesis of leishmaniasis through intervention of the invertebrate and vertebrate host pathogen interactions. To achieve this goal, the training... 

Colombia (2011  - 2015)

Improved Treatment of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis by Immunomodulation
This application is a collaborative project with Dr. N. Saravia at CIDEIM (Colombia) which is focused on the development of immunomodulatory therapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania (Viannia). The murine model of chronic disease is being used to interrogate new approaches for... 

Colombia (1985)

Immunology and epidemiology of leishmaniasis

Leonard Munstermann

Senior Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)
Head Curator of Entomology (Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History)

Colombia (2008)

Biological Research in Colombia
Professor Munstermann is on the editorial board of Biomedica, the internationally recognized research journal of the National Institute of Health (Instituto Nacional de Salud), Bogotá, Colombia.

Colombia (2007)

Taxonomy of Sand Flies (Lutzomyia Verrucarum Group) in South America
Professor Munstermann works to establish a new taxonomy for the 400 sand fly species in the genus Lutzomyia.