Cheryl Lobo, PhD

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Title

Head, Laboratory of Blood-Borne Parasites
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

Lab Personnel

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

Funding Support

  • NIH R21HL129215  PI: Lobo   07/01/2015-06/30/2017 "Continuous in Vitro Vulture of Babesia microti"
  • USAID Leidos P010188250 PI: Lobo 09/2016 - 08/2019  "In Vitro growth inhibition studies" 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS