Budge Lab

Tools to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases

We do translational research to support elimination of lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

We work with international collaborators within affected populations to do basic
science and epidemiological studies.

Lymphatic Filariasis

Lymphatic filariasis is a parasitic disease vectored by various mosquitoes or flies in many tropical countries.

It is caused by thread-like filarial worms that may damage the lymphatics causing permanent disability.