PI

David Sibley

Education:
BA, Oberlin College
Ph.D., Louisiana State University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Sch. Med
Projects:
Faculty Profile
Email: Sibley@wustl.edu

Staff

Mea Akey

Education:
B.A. in Biology: Microbiology, Washington University in St. Louis
Project:
Discovery and characterization of secretory organelle proteins in Cryptosporidium parvum
Email: Marianna.akey@wustl.edu

Jennifer Barks

Education:
M.S. in molecular and Cellular Biology, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville;
B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis
Project:
General lab manager; cell based assay development and drug inhibition growth assays
Email: jlbarks@wustl.edu

Ph.D. Students

Abby Kimball

Education:
B.A. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
Project:
Investigating the molecular mechanisms of meiosis and centromere dynamics in the parasite Cryptosporidium parvum.
Email: abigail.kimball@wustl.edu

 Postdoctoral Fellows

Jae Claywell

Education:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
B.S. in Biological Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Project:
Defining the roles of cyclic nucleotide kinases in Toxoplasma gondii bradyzoites
Email: jaeclaywell@wustl.edu

Yong Fu

Education:
Ph.D. in Veterinary Biotechnology, College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University, 2018
Project:
Defining the roles of glycosyl hydrolases in control of cyst turnover
Email: fuyong@wustl.edu

Valentin Greigert

Education:
M.D. in Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Université de Strasbourg, France, 2016 Ph.D. in Immuno-parasitology, Université de Strasbourg, France, 2020
Project:
Studying host-pathogen interactions and mucosal immunity in human cryptosporidiosis.
Email:greigert@wustl.edu

Zhou Huang

Education:
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017
Project:
Investigating interactions of virulence factors  in Toxoplasma gondii that involve in host transcription repression.
Email: zhouhuang@wustl.edu

Sumit Kumar

Education:
Ph.D. in Infection Biology, Cellular Immunology Group, ICGEB, New Delhi, India
Project:
Delineating host factors controlling intracellular growth of Toxoplasma gondii in human cells
Email: sumitkumar@wustl.edu

Nick Rinkenberger

Education:
Ph.D., UT Southwestern Medical Center
B.S., Texas A&M University – College Station
Project:
Identification of effectors secreted by C. parvum during infection
Email: nicholasrinkenberger@wustl.edu

Alex Rosenberg

Education:
2008- 2015 PhD in Molecular Microbiology
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel.
Project:
Discovery of novel Toxoplasma gondii secreted Effectors
Email: alexander.rozenberg@wustl.edu

Iti Saraav

Education:
PhD in Immunology, Department of Zoology, University of Delhi, India
Project:
Effect of early infection with Cryptosporidium on oral tolerance.
Email: iti.saraav@wustl.edu

Taher Uddin

Education:
2013- 2018 PhD in Infectious Diseases, Malaria and Endosymbiosis Laboratory, University of Melbourne, Australia. 
Project:
Discovery of new inhibitors of acute and chronic toxoplasmosis.
Email: taher@wustl.edu

Rui Xu

Education:
Ph.D. in Microbiology, East China University of Science and Technology, 2020
Project:
Transporters in the feeder organelles of Cryptosporidium parvum
Email: ruix@wustl.edu