Faculty Research Labs

IDIS – Dr. Moorhead’s Lab


The research focus of the Moorhead lab is filarial nematodes and determinants of host-specificity.

The lab maintains and performs research on filarial parasites, including Brugia malayi (the causative agent of lymphatic filariasis) and Dirofilaria immitis (canine heartworm). This research includes investigations into the early vertebrate immune response to parasite invasion and development of both in vivo and in vitro models for studying these parasites.

Publications on PubMed

Additional Publications