Curious People | Parasitic Brain Drain

Feb 25 2019 - 6:00pm

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About this event
Join us for "Parasitic Brain Drain: A Look at Toxoplasma, the Most Common Brain Infection in the World," with Paul Davis, Ph.D., an expert on tropical infectious diseases in humans, on Feb. 25, 2019 At the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), Davis researches the molecular pathogenesis of the human parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and other closely related parasites, including those responsible for causing malaria. T. gondii infects over one-third of the world population, forms cysts in the brain which are immune and drug-resistant, and is a leading cause of fetal malformations. Davis is an associate professor and oversees the Molecular Parasitology Lab, in the UNO College of Arts and Science. The event begins at 6 P.M. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Parking is free for attendees. The event is part of the Curious People lecture series, a free series from the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center at UNO that highlights an array of curious thinkers from UNO --- both emerging and established faculty scholars --- as they connect with curious minds in the community.
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The Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182
United States
Phone: 4025542173