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Parasitology Seminar Series

Carolina Barillas Mury, PhD, "Mosquito Immunity and Malaria Transmission"


Title: "Mosquito Immunity and Malaria Transmission”

Speaker: Carolina Barillas Mury, PhD Carolina Barillas Mury, PhD
Chief, Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
National Institutes of Health

Bio: Dr. Barillas-Mury obtained her M.D. from “Universidad Francisco Marroquin de Guatemala” and her Ph.D from the University of Arizona. She did her post-doctoral training in Dr. Fotis Kafatos laboratory at Harvard University and at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Germany. She joined NIH in 1993 and became NIH Distinguished Investigator in 2016.  She chairs the Mosquito Immunity and Vector Competence Section. She investigates the interactions between the mosquito immune system and Plasmodium parasites critical for malaria transmission, with the ultimate goal of disrupting the parasite’s life cycle and prevent human disease.  Dr. Barillas-Mury received the 2010 Bailey K. Ashford Medal, from the American Society of Tropical Medicine, the 2013 Sanofi/Pasteur Award in Tropical and Neglected Diseases and was elected member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2014.  She received a Doctor Honoris Causa from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala in 2016, was 2017 Alumni of the Year of the University of Arizona, and became Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 2017 and of the Entomological Society of America in 2020. 

Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Time: 12-1 pm

Location: Hill Pavilion, Room 132
University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
380 S University Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

You can also attend virtually. Virtual Link: Zoom

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