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Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
Contact: 864-656-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lesly Temesvari is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses primarily on characterizing virulence in the dysentery-causing human parasite, Entamoeba histolytica. She teaches courses in cell biology and scientific writing.
Lesly is striving to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating virulence in the human protozoan parasite, Entamoeba histolytica. E. histolytica is a food- and water-borne intestinal parasite responsible for amoebic dystentry and amoebic liver abscess, and is prevalent in underdeveloped countries lacking proper sanitation practices. Infection caused by this parasite is especially common in communities that do not have access to clean water. Lesly’s research focuses on the stress response in the parasite and parasite-host interactions.
Infectious Disease, Parasitology, Cell Biology, Amoebic Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica