Lesly Temesvari, Ph.D.
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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.
News and media related to Dr. Temesvari’s research
- Four College of Science researchers awarded funding from CU SEED Grant Program - Charleston Sports Radio
- Lesly A. Temesvari presented with the 2020 Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research - Clemson Alumni News
- Clemson center gets $10.5 million National Institutes of Health grant - The Independent Mail
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Health Research Expertise Keywords
Infectious Disease, Parasitology, Cell Biology, Amoebic Dysentery, Entamoeba histolytica