Apr 12, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
|Contact Name||Kathy James|
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He is currently applying new spatial epidemiological methods to understand malaria evolution and dispersion. Meshnick has worked on malaria in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other sites. Using specimens from human drug trials, he is studying the evolution of drug resistance and developing new tools to detect resistance in malaria and pneumocystis. He is also using blood and tissue samples from malaria and HIV infected pregnant women to understand the pathogenesis of malaria and HIV during pregnancy and the mechanisms of mother-to-child transmission.
About Friday ID Conference
The Division of Infectious Diseases, Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases, and Center for AIDS Research at UNC co-sponsor a weekly conference series which features distinguished clinicians and scientists from UNC, local universities, and other national and international institutions. The topics are varied and appeal to not only infectious disease specialists, but also professionals in epidemiology, public health, microbiology, biostatistics and other global health-related disciplines.
The conference takes place every Friday, September through June, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in 1131 Bioinformatics (first floor auditorium) on the UNC campus. For more information, or to suggest a speaker, please contact the conference coordinator, Kathy James. To sign-up to receive weekly announcements of the conference, click here.