Center for Vaccines and Immunology, Department of Infectious Diseases
Assistant Professor

Animal Models of Human Disease | Immunology | Infectious Diseases | Parasitology | Pathogenesis | Vaccinology | Vector Biology | Vector-Borne Diseases | Zoonotic Diseases


Dr. Chet Joyner is a trained immunologist and parasitologist. His research program focuses on understanding the biology of Plasmodium vivax, malaria immunology and pathogenesis, and the biology of B cells and plasma cells. The ultimate goals of his research is to use cutting-edge technologies to help development new treatments and control strategies for malaria while simultaneously improving our understanding of the immune system to improve vaccine design and develop immunotherapeutics for infectious diseases.

Research Interests

  • B cell and plasma cell biology
  • Plasmodium vivax hypnozoites
  • Molecular parasitology
  • Malarial anemia pathogenesis
  • Malaria
  • Immunology and vaccines

Selected Publications


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