Barbara Burleigh is a Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She obtained a Ph.D. degree in Microbiology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Her dissertation research on membrane trafficking and nutrient acquisition in African trypanosomes was conducted at the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr. Burleigh then pursued post-doctoral research at Yale University School of…
Lucas is studying intra-cellular Trypanosoma cruzi amastiagote – host cell interactions at the metabolic interface. He will use reverse genetics and biochemical approaches to study de novo fatty acid synthesis in the mammalian intra-cellular stage of T. cruzi.
Madalyn’s research is focused on host-pathogen interactions between human host cells and Trypanosoma cruzi. Specifically, she is working on the interactions between mitochondria and the flagella of the parasite with a view to understanding how this connection influences key metabolic processes.