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The Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases (CTEGD) at the University of Georgia is one of the largest international centers of research focused on diseases of poverty. Researchers and students work together on some of the most important causes of human suffering around the world, including malaria, schistosomiasis, African sleeping sickness, Chagas disease, cryptosporidiosis, toxoplasmosis, leishmaniasis, and filariasis.

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UGA’s Samarchith “Sam” Kurup, assistant professor of cellular biology, has been awarded a five-year National Institutes of Health grant to study the natural immune response to the Plasmodium parasite—which causes malaria—in liver cells. (photo credit: Lauren Corcino)

UGA researcher uncovers humans’ natural weapon against malaria >>Read More>>

Distinguished Research Professor Dr. Rick Tarleton of the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases at the Paul D. Coverdell Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences on Thursday, May 8,. 2008. Dr. Tarleton is researching the effects of drug treatments on Chagas' disease.

Researchers discover potential treatment for Chagas disease >>Read More>>

postdoctoral fellow Lola Fagbami

Fagbami named 2022 Burroughs Wellcome Fund PDEP Fellow >>Read More>>