Cheryl Lobo, PhD



Associate Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute

Research Area

The Laboratory of Blood-Borne Parasites studies the mechanisms of invasion, intracellular development, multiplication and egress in three intra-erythrocytic parasites- Plasmodium falciparum, Babesia divergens and Babesia microti, using in vitro culture systems and rodent models of disease. Our interest focuses on host RBC receptors and parasite ligands and changes mediated by the parasite to the RBC, with the eventual goal of developing viable interventions to detect and halt transmission of these pathogens via blood transfusions.

Contact Information

Phone: +1 (212) 570-3415


Blood-Borne Parasites

Lab Personnel

  • Jeny R. Cursino dos Santos, Ph.D. Assistant Member
  • Rosalynn Ord, Ph.D. Assistant Member
  • Marilis Rodriguez, BS Senior Research Assistant
  • Manpreet Singh, MS Research Assistant 

Funding Support

  • 1R01HL105694-01 (Lobo) 04/01/2011-03/31/2016 Babesiosis: An Emerging Infectious Threat to Transfusion Medicine
  • 5R21HL129215 – 02 (Lobo) 07/01/2015-06/30/2017 Continuous in vitro culture of Babesia microti