Welcome to the Striepen lab
We study protozoan parasites and the current focus of our research program is Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is a leading global cause of diarrheal disease and early childhood mortality. We lack effective drugs and vaccines and our knowledge of this important parasite is limited.
We develop and use modern molecular approaches to understand fundamental parasite cell and molecular biology, the response of the host to this infection, and the mechanisms by which host and parasite interact. We also partner with colleagues in academia and industry to advance drug and vaccine development for Cryptosporidium.
The lab is part of the Department of Pathobiology, the Department of Microbiology and the Center for Global Health at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
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