The ephrin receptor, EphA2, on liver cells has been shown to affect susceptibility to invasion by malaria sporozoites.
Christina Faust is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State University. Her research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. She uses field studies, genetic tools, and modelling to understand host-pathogen interactions and inform control strategies.
Latest posts by Christina Faust (see all)
- Mandrills and their malaria parasites - 17th January 2020
- World’s largest rodent and its role in the emergence of Brazilian spotted fever - 15th November 2019
- Reconciling disease risk with livelihood needs in high schistosomiasis transmission settings - 13th September 2019
Mosquitoes are more likely to be infected with a second strain of malaria when they are already infected with malaria.