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Section Board for 'Parasitic Pathogens' (46)

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Dr. Sébastien Besteiro
Section Editor-in-Chief
Inserm, University of Montpellier, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: cellular parasitology; Apicomplexa; Toxoplasma; autophagy; metabolism; cell biology
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Prof. Dr. Tai Soon Yong
Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
Interests: parasitology (epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology etc); tropical medicine; allergy; laboratory research; clinical
Prof. Dr. Steven Singer

Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Interests: Giardia; mucosal immunology; intestinal parasites; innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Hamza Babiker
1. College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 50 Al-khod, Oman
2. Institutes of Evolution, Immunology and Infection Research, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH10 6AG, UK
Interests: molecular epidemiology and population genetics of the apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium spp. and Theileria spp.
Prof. Dr. Hervé Pelloux
PU-PH Parasitologie-Mycologie, Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Institut de Biologie et de Pathologie, CHU Grenoble Alpes, CS 10217, 38043 Grenoble CEDEX 9, France
Interests: medical parasitology and mycology, with expertise in toxoplasmosis
Prof. Dr. Jean-Lou Justine
ISYEB, Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: barcoding; phylogeny; parasites; Platyhelminthes; systematics
Prof. Dr. Michael Ginger
School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate,Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: metabolism, cell biology, and life cycle biology of parasitic protists; trypanosomatids; Naegleria; Spironucleus
Dr. Dennis O'Callaghan
Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932, USA
Interests: herpesvirus molecular biology; alphaherpesviruses such as varicella-zoster virus, equine herpesviruses, herpes simplex virus; mechanism of inhibition of herpesviruses by interferon; pathogenesis of herpesviruses
Prof. Dr. Carl De Trez
Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrij Universiteit of Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: parasitic infection; inflammation; African trypanosome; host pathogen interaction; B cell biology
Prof. Dr. Charles Wondji
1. Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow/ReaderLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineDepartment of Vector BiologyPembroke Place L3 5QA, Liverpool, UK
2. Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), Yaoundé, Cameroon
Interests: tropical diseases such as Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis and Dengue; mosquitoes; malaria vectors; dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae albopictus; the Lymphatic filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus
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Dr. Kimberly Paul
Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC), Clemson University, Clemson, USA
Interests: molecular parasitology; trypanosomes; lipids; membranes; membrane trafficking; metabolism; cellular signaling; enzyme regulation; post-translational modifications
Prof. Dr. Petr Horák
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University Viničná 7, 12844 Prague 2, Czechia
Interests: parasitology - helminthology (functional morphology of helminths, trematodes, cercarial dermatitis, avian schistosomes - life cycles, host-parasite interactions, interaction of helminths and malignant tumors)
Dr. Elias Papadopoulos
Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: veterinary parasitology; anthelmintic resistance; echinococcus
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Dr. Fabrizia Veronesi

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: food-borne zoonotic pathogens; water-borne zoonotic pathogens; vector-borne pathogens of domestic and wild-life animals; Lungworms of companion animals; enteric protozoan parasites of small animals and ruminants
Dr. Anna M.F. Marino
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: Toxoplasmosis; food safety; animal health
Dr. Sebastian Napp
Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (EPIDEM) Subprogram. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) - Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: epidemiology; disease surveillance; vector-borne diseases; zoonoses
Prof. Dr. Geoff Hide
Biomedical Research Centre, School of Science Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK
Interests: molecular epidemiology, Toxoplasma, trypanosomes, protozoan parasites, host-parasite interactions, ecology of parasitic diseases, host resistance to parasites
Dr. José Antonio Fernández Robledo
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME 04544-0380, USA
Interests: molecular parasitology; blue biotechnology; parasite vaccine development; marine natural products
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Bruschi
Department of Translational Research, N.T.M.S., Università di Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: immunology and diagnosis of human parasitic diseases; human infectious disease epidemiology; SDS-PAGE; Western blotting; imnnunohistochemistry; biotechnology; PCR; gelatin zymography
Dr. Yasuyuki Goto
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: leishmaniasis, immunology, immunopathology, vaccine
Dr. Lage Cerenius
Department of Organismal Biology, Comparative Physiology, Uppsala University, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: animal parasitic oomycetes; prophenoloxidase system
Prof. Dr. Stefania Perrucci
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: endo and ectoparasites (helminths, protozoa, arthropods); animals (domestic, wild, exotic); zoonotic parasite species
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Dr. Marcello Otake Sato
Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
Interests: one-health; eco-health; parasitology; zoonosis; eco-epidemiology, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases
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Dr. Peter Krause
Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: babesiosis; blood transfusion; epidemiology; Lyme disease; relapsing Fever; Borrelia burgdorferi; infectious disease medicine; organisms; diseases
Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Das
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Interests: parasitic protozoan; Giardia; Entamoeba; metabolism; protein function; lipid pathways; drug discovery; parasite-host interactions
Prof. Dr. Vyacheslav Yurchenko
Laboratory of Trypanosomatid Biology Life Science Research Center, University of Ostrava, Chittussiho 10, 71000 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Interests: parasitology; trypanosomatid biology; evolution; viruses
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Prof. Dr. James Morris
Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: infectious disease; parasitology; pathogens; glucose metabolism; hexokinase; protozoan parasites; Trypanosoma; Plasmodium; naegleria
Dr. Stephanie L. Richards
Department of Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health Science Program, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Interests: vector biology; mosquito-virus interactions; vector competence; mosquito control; insecticide resistance
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Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
Departamento de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Toxicología, Medicina Legal y Forense y Parasitología, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Interests: free living amoebae; therapeutics; emerging parasitic protozoa; diagnosis; natural compounds; synthetic compounds
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Prof. Dr. Reto Brun
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstr. 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: protozoan parasites of medical importance (biology, cultivation, animal models); In vitro screening assays and animal models for drug discovery of protozoan parasites
Dr. Melissa J. Caimano
Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UConn Health, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.
Interests: Lyme disease; pathogenesis; spirochete; tick-borne diseases; neglected tropical diseases
Prof. Dr. Albert Mulenga
Department of veterinary pathobiology, College of Veterinary medicine & biomedical sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Interests: ticks and tick-borne diseases; tick molecular physiology; vaccine target discovery and validation; tick vaccine development
Prof. Dr. Craig W. Roberts
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RE, UK
Interests: Toxoplasma, Acanthamoeba, immunology, vaccines, antimicrobials
Dr. Ellen Knuepfer
Lecturer in Vaccinology, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK
Interests: parasitology: especially Plasmodium and Babesia; host pathogen interaction; erythrocyte invasion; vaccine development; erythrocyte remodelling
Prof. Dr. José María Alunda
Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: canine leishmaniasis; gastrointestinal helminthes of ruminants; immunology; therapeutics; vaccines
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Prof. Dr. Luiz Shozo Ozaki
Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Interests: malaria; parasites; cryptosporidium; insect vector; infectious disease
Prof. Dr. Timothy G. Geary
Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Canada; School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University - Belfast, Belfast, NI, UK
Interests: pharmacology of antiparasitic drugs; helminth parasite-host interface
Prof. Dr. Serap Aksoy
Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Interests: global health; Trypanosomiasis; tsetse flies; host-pathogen- insect vector interactions
Dr. Belgees Boufana
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Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, United Kingdom
Interests: echinococcosis; Taeniid parasites
Prof. Dr. Roberto Docampo
Department of Cellular Biology, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, 500 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: Acidocalcisome; mitochondria; Trypanosoma cruzi; Trypanosoma brucei
Prof. Dr. Domenico Otranto
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Interests: veterinary parasitology; vector borne diseases; medical and veterinary entomology; ticks, biology; epidemiology; zoonoses
Dr. Hans-Peter Fuehrer
Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: infection; zoonotic diseases; molecular diagnostics; parasitic diseases; tropical diseases; infectious disease epidemiology; PCR; microbiology; infectious disease transmission; drug resistance
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Prof. Dr. Romeo Bellini
Centro Agricoltura Ambiente 'Giorgio Nicoli' Srl, Crevalcore, Italy
Interests: medical entomology; vector ecology; vector control; arbovirus; vector diseases epidemiology
Dr. Dennis E. Kyle
Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: malaria; drug discovery and development; mechanisms of drug resistance; Naegleria fowleri; Balamuthia mandrillaris; Acanthamoeba sp.
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Quílez
Department of Animal Pathology. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences. University of Zaragoza. Miguel Servet, 177. 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Cryptosporidium; zoonotic protozoa
Dr. Gema Álvarez García
Animal Health Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
Interests: Apicomplexan protozoa; reproduction failure in ruminants; control; diagnostics; foodborne zoonosis
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