University of Wisconsin - Madison
MD, PhD Student in Immunology
Honorine Ward, MBBS, Adviser
Cryptosporidium is an apicomplexan parasite that causes diarrheal disease worldwide, especially as an opportunistic pathogen in immunocompromised individuals and is often associated with developmental and growth delays in young children in developing countries. To date, no vaccine or consistently effective treatments exist, making it urgent to identify new Cryptosporidium antigens. My work focused on characterizing a novel mucin-like glycoprotein, Clec, in silico and in vitro with hopes of elucidating its potential as a vaccine target.
I am now completing the third year of medical school.