Karena Nguyen is a disease ecologist, parasitologist, and environmental microbiologist. She studies schistosomes, the parasites that cause schistosomiasis in humans using a combination of molecular tools and epidemiological models. As a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University in the Fellowship in Science Research and Teaching (FIRST) program, she studied the epidemiological impact of hybrid schistosomes. She completed her B.S. in ecology and evolution at Saint Louis University and her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. She is currently the Assistant Director for Postdoctoral Services at Georgia Tech.
Talks with this Speaker
In her Share Your Research Talk, Dr. Karena Nguyen provides an overview of the schistosome life cycle, including the points at which interventions can disrupt this cycle in order to reduce transmission of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease. (Talk recorded in )
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