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Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Contact Information

Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Office Location

  • Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
    295 Congress Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    BCMM 137, 295 Congress Ave

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States

Research Summary

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.


Research Interests

Antigenic Variation; Gene Expression Regulation; Parasites; Trypanosoma; Trypanosomiasis, African; Transcriptional Activation

Public Health Interests

Disease Transmission; Infectious Diseases; Parasitology; Neglected Tropical Diseases; Trypanosomiasis; Vector-borne Diseases

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Selected Publications