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Parasitology

The parasitologists in the department study the interface of the pathogen and host at the level of the host's immune response. This research focuses on the nature of the protective immune response and how the pathogen modulates the host response to ensure its success. The parasites studied include both protozoan and helminth pathogens: Cryptosporidium, Icthyophthirius, Leishmania, Schistosoma, Toxoplasma, and Trichomonas.

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