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Parasites are eukaryotic organisms – both cellular and multicellular – that usurp resources from their host. Members of the Section who study parasites include:

Name Research interests

Michael Cappello, M.D.

Host-pathogen interactions of the hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum; vaccine development; anti-thrombotic mechanisms of blood-feeding invertebrates. Cappello Lab

Choukri Ben Mamoun, Ph.D.

Unusual metabolic pathways of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum; anti-malarial vaccine and drug development.