Department of Infectious Diseases
Graduate Student, Kyle Lab
My research interests revolve around the study of vector-transmitted diseases and parasitology. Previously, I studied Trypanosoma brucei flagellar beating at Clemson University as an undergraduate student, before continuing on to an IRTA post-baccalaureate fellowship at NIAID/NIH to study Leishmania spp. and their sandfly vectors. My current research revolves around the development of molecular tools to genetically manipulate the model organism Plasmodium cynomolgi to better understand malaria infection and biology.
- Vector-parasite interaction
- Parasite biology
- Gametocytogenesis of Plasmodium spp