June 10th, 2024

Dr. Bibek Yumnam from the lab of Professor Graham Le Gros’ at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in New Zealand is visiting for a few weeks to share information and ideas. Welcome to St. Louis!

May 5th, 2024

The Department of Medicine celebrates outstanding faculty contributions fostering excellence in Medical Education, Clinical Care and Research. Congratulations Makedonka! Link

April 4th, 2024

Our most recent paper defines distinct cell populations of the Ascaris intestine, and how they exhibit differential responses when subjected to a drug treatment. Read more here!

April 2nd, 2024

Congratulations on Dr. Bruce Rosa’s promotion to Associate Professor!

March 1st, 2024

Welcome Dr. Giljae Lee, our lab’s newest member! Giljae is primarily interested in exploring variations in the human microbiome across different host states and the host-microbe interactions. His current project focuses on interpreting longitudinal metagenome data to understand how early exposure affects host health.

September 20th, 2023

Congratulations to the eLABE group for this fantastic publication!  Social and psychological adversity are associated with distinct mother and infant gut microbiome variations

June 26-29th, 2023

Thank you to all organizers and participants for a wonderful meeting!

Molecular Helminthology 2023

March 2nd, 2023

November 10th, 2022

Congratulations Dr. Mitreva for becoming a Fellow of the ASTMH, class of 2022!

November 10th, 2022

Dr. Mitreva chairing a session with Dr. Elbadry, at the ASTMH 2022.

August 29th, 2022

Save the date! The Molecular Helminthology  conference will be taking place in person in Madison Wisconsin  from June 26th to 29th, 2023. The MolHelm  2021 virtual conference was a big success, and we’re looking forward to this one being even better! #molhelm2023 #parasites #NTDs

June 18th, 2022

Mitrevalab’s Hyeim Jung co-authors an interesting exploration of the use of Aspartyl Protease Inhibitors as Anti-Filarial Drugs

May 2nd, 2022

Pierre Abad kickstarts the 7th International Congress of Nematology in Antibes, France! We are looking forward to hearing about exciting new research as well as contributing to the discussion with Dr. Mitreva’s plenary talk on May 5th #ICN2022 #nematodes

March 31st, 2022

Dr. Mitreva joins the editorial board of @FrontiersIn Parasitology as Section Chief Editor. This new journal will help drive innovation in its field through high-quality research. Find out more: https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/parasitology#

December 21st, 2021

Grants fund drug development for devastating tropical diseases

November 19th, 2021

Bailey K. Ashford Medal awarded to Dr. Makedonka Mitreva at this year’s ASTMH 2021 virtual meeting (Nov 17-21)

November 17th, 2021

Dr. Mitreva receives distinguished award in tropical medicine

October 19th, 2021

Mitreva Lab received grant funds for development of ‘living factories’ to produce antibodies, anti-nerve agents:

Hookworms have potential to protect soldiers from chemical, biological weapons

October 17th, 2021


Dr. Agbasi Patrick, a Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology from the Federal University of Technology in Owerri, Nigeria (https://futo.edu.ng/) visited both Mitrevalab and the lab of Dr. Gary Weil today. Dr. Agbasi, the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Technology (housing seven departments including: Biomedical Engineering, Prosthetic and Orthotic Technology, Dental Technology, Public Health, Optometry, Environmental Health Science and Radiography), was on transit to Nigeria after a 5-day workshop on Proposal Writing and Grantsmanship at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio when he made a stop at WUSM to visit one of his staff, Dr. Uzoechi Samuel who is a Postdoc Associate in Dr. Mitreva’s lab.

He was pleased to meet Dr. Mitreva and thanked her for offering Sam the opportunity to acquire more skills through Postdoc training. Dr. Agbasi was given a lab tour and details regarding our areas of research, and encouraged to stay connected with an eye towards collaboration and how his institution might be able to leverage our research and grant opportunities in the US to further the field. Dr. Agbasi’s discussion with Dr. Gary Weil (https://infectiousdiseases.wustl.edu/faculty-staff/gary-j-weil/) was also fruitful. Dr. Weil has worked in more than 15 countries on the African continent and is looking forward to the possibility of expanding his work into Nigeria.

Both the Mitreva and Weil Labs wish Dr. Agbasi a safe return home and continued success in his research!

August 1st, 2021

Mitrevalab welcomes our newest member, Dr. Kumar Sachin Singh!  Dr. Singh is most interested in studying host-pathogen interactions. He will also be involved in the discovery of novel drug targets and development of antimicrobial/antiparasitic small molecules against various infectious diseases. Welcome aboard!

February 1st, 2021

This month we welcome Dr. Samuel Uzoechi to the lab!  Dr. Uzoechi is a biomedical engineer trained in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.  His research areas include cartilage and bone tissue engineering, stem cell biology, bacterial multidrug resistance, and biofilm formation.  We’re all looking forward to working with him!

January 6th, 2021

Improving tests for tropical worm diseases aim of $2.95 million grant

October 28th, 2020

Rapid determination of nematode cell and organ susceptibility to toxic treatments

Octorber 13th, 2020

Congratulations to the labs of Dr. Judy Sakanari, Dr. Makedonka Mitreva and Dr. Gilles Gasser!  Their study ‘Novel bioorganometallic drugs to treat neglected tropical diseases’ is one of the projects funded by the first QBI-QLIFE joint call

Laureates of the QBI-QLIFE joint call 2020