Biology of Parasitism

  • Christian Tschudi
  • Edward J. Pearce

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Molecular Biology

    1. Audra E. Yermovsky-Kammerer, Stephen L. Hajduk
      Pages 1-18
  3. Biochemistry

    1. Lisa N. Kinch, Deirdre L. Brekken, Margaret A. Phillips
      Pages 95-119
    2. Murray E. Selkirk, Ayman S. Hussein
      Pages 121-142
  4. Cell Biology

    1. David S. Roos, John A. Darling, Mary G. Reynolds, Kristin M. Hager, Boris Striepen, Jessica C. Kissinger
      Pages 143-167
    2. Sabrina D. Dyall, Patricia J. Johnson
      Pages 169-193
    3. David G. Russell, Dana G. Mordue, Wandy Beatty, Olivia K. Giddings, Jennie L. Lovett, Andreas Lingnau et al.
      Pages 213-254
  5. Immunology

    1. Eric Pearlman, Rajeev K. Mehlotra, Musa A. Haxhiu, Laurie R. Hall
      Pages 255-272
    2. Stephen J. Davies, James H. McKerrow
      Pages 273-289
    3. Edward J. Pearce, Phillip Scott
      Pages 291-318
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-328

About this book


Biology of Parasitism is based on the Biology of Parasitism Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Having just celebrated its 20th offering, this Course has distinguished itself as the premier, world-renowned training ground for future generations of parasitologists. The primary goal of the Course is to attract and introduce the very best and most promising young researchers to the many unresolved problems in parasitology and prepare them for their future as independent investigators in the field. The rigorous program combines state-of-the-art laboratory research with a program of visiting lecturers who bring together the most current research in the field. Since at this time there are no academic institutions that have enough depth in parasitology research or teaching faculty to provide up-to-date and state-of-the-art training, the Course has become, and will remain, a global resource for providing intensive education in modern parasitology.
Biology of Parasitism is intended to present a snapshot of the content and spirit of the Biology of Parasitism Course. By presenting a series of chapters that reflect the formal lectures that students receive on a daily basis, as well as the approaches used during the laboratory section of the Course, the editors hope to share some of the science that occurs there. One part of the book presents the experimental component of the Course, in particular the subject matter of the four two-week sessions covering Immunology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology of protozoan and helminth parasites. As in the Course, the experimental part is complemented by a number of review-like chapters solicited from the large number of speakers who lecture during the Course.


Malaria Schistosomiasis cell cell biology cytokine diseases genetics immunology molecular biology parasite parasites parasitology

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Tschudi
    • 1
  • Edward J. Pearce
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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