Posts Tagged John Adams

New year brings new changes to the COPH

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December is a month of endings and beginnings on college campuses. Last December, in addition to graduating 263 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students, the USF College of Public Health said goodbye to three longtime faculty, Drs. Barbara Orban, Kate Wolfe-Quintero and Aurora Sanchez-Anguiano, along with staff member, Mary Johnson. “We have been fortunate […]

USF Health experts, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor present COVID-19 Town Hall

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A panel of USF Health experts, along with the Honorable Jane Castor, mayor of Tampa, will participate in a COVID-19 roundtable discussion followed by a 30-minute virtual audience Q&A session.  This virtual event will be broadcast from Busch Gardens Tampa on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 7-8:30 p.m. The COVID-19 Town […]

35th Anniversary Spotlight: USF Genomics Program serves as ‘building block’ for public health breakthroughs

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Since its inception in 2018, the USF Genomics Program has been an interdisciplinary program leveraging the diversity of USF’s faculty expertise to integrate genomic approaches to understanding global health issues. The USF Genomics Program is a multi-college program directed by Dr. John Adams, distinguished university professor, that operates through the […]

New study offers insights into triggers of early-stage malaria parasite infection

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For a century, researcher after researcher has tried to grow Plasmodium vivax (P. vivax), the parasite that causes the most widespread type of malaria, in petri dishes continuously, in hopes of studying how it infects humans. None have succeeded. The parasite just won’t grow in the laboratory for prolonged time. […]

USF develops technique revolutionizing malaria research

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New laboratory method opens the door to novel human liver-stage research A breakthrough by the scientists at the University of South Florida is giving researchers around the world the chance to study the planet’s deadliest parasite in ways that were previously impossible. A new and innovative laboratory technique, published this week in Nature Communications, […]

Unlocking the genome of the world’s deadliest parasite

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Groundbreaking USF College of  Public Health research pushing the fight against malaria forward   For the first time ever, an international team of researchers led by scientists at the University of South Florida have identified the core repertoire of essential genes of the world’s deadliest parasite – an innovative breakthrough […]