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Faculty Scholar Lesly Temesvari, Ph.D. at Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Lesly Temesvari, Ph.D.

Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences
Department of Biological Sciences
College Science

Contact: 864-656-6387 or ltemesv@clemson.edu

Who is Dr. Temesvari?

Lesly Temesvari is an Alumni Distinguished 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.

For more information, see her College Profile and Lab Website.

How Dr. Temesvari’s research is transforming health care

Temesvari 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 dysentery 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. Temesvari’s research focuses on the stress response in the parasite and parasite-host interactions.

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Health Research Expertise Keywords

Infectious Disease, Parasitology, Cell Biology, Amoebic Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica