The research laboratories of Mary Ann McDowell and Miguel Morales focus on the Leishmania parasite and its interaction with the cells of the human host and with the sandfly vector.
The laboratories of Jeffrey Schorey, Marv Miller, and Patricia Champion address mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence as well as development of new antibiotics and identification of new drug and vaccine targets.
Novel ways to address the changing climate and its influence on disease transmission are being developed through mathematical, computational, and statistical modeling in the laboratories of Edwin Michael and Alex Perkins.
The Michael Ferdig lab addresses genetics and genomics of drug resistance and virulence in the malaria parasite in partnership with iCeNSA (Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science & Application).
Behavioral studies of disease carrying vectors are being developed in the laboratories of Zain Syed and Giles Duffield.