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Parasites are eukaryotic organisms – both cellular and multicellular – that usurp resources from their host.

Faculty and Labs

  • Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis; Affiliated Faculty, Yale Institute for Global Health

    Unusual metabolic pathways of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum; anti-malarial vaccine and drug development.
  • Department Chair and Professor of Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases); Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Disease) and Microbial Pathogenesis; Interim Director, Yale Institute for Global Health; Associate Director, MD-PhD Program

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