Friday ID Conference: “Host iron status and iron supplementation conspire to mediate host susceptibility to the erythrocytic stage of Plasmodium falciparum”

Carla Hand, MD, PhD, will speak at ID conference on Feb. 1

When Feb 01, 2013
from 08:30 AM to 09:30 AM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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Carla Hand is a research assistant professor at UNC-CH in epidemiology. She received her PhD from New York University School of Medicine in immunology and her MD from New York University School of Medicine as well.

Her research focuses on the innate immune response to malaria infection and injury with the goal of discovering and developing useful therapeutic agents. Current research projects include looking at the role of host iron in the innate immune response to malaria.

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.