Posts Tagged ‘Rays Jiang’

Genomics program hosts first ever Iron Hack

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More than 50 students, researchers, professors, and clinicians came together as part of the first-ever NIH/USF Biohackathon and Symposium—also called Iron Hack—sponsored by the USF genomics program. The event’s aim was to learn about rare blood diseases and build tools to improve the lives of people living with these conditions. It was the first NIH/USF […]

USF Genomics: Innovative, investigative and interdisciplinary

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USF Genomics Program welcomes seven new faculty members What’s does genomics—the study of an organism’s DNA—have to do with public health? More than you might think. “Public health research, practice and policy are inseparable from genomics,” said Dr. Rays Jiang, a systems biologist and USF College of Public Health assistant professor of global health who […]

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. So, scientists at the University […]

COPH faculty recognized at USF Women’s Health Collaborative Luncheon

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The University of South Florida Women’s Health Collaborative recognized four USF College of Public Health faculty at its fifth annual Leading the Way Awards Luncheon on May 8. More than 260 community leaders and health researchers attended the luncheon, making it the largest event since the program’s inception. The USF Women’s Health Collaborative program provides […]

Rodent vs. Elephant: Does Size Impact Immunity?

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National Science Foundation grant supports USF researchers’ new study with Lowry Park Zoo USF researchers, the College of Public Health’s Dr. Rays H.J. Jiang, will soon expand on their recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Zoology that finds an animal’s size and lifespan could impact how their immune system reacts to parasites. While the cost […]

USF team part of global health effort to accelerate neglected infectious diseases drug discovery

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The researchers screened 400 compounds for the Malaria Box project, one of the first open-source drug discovery efforts to combat infectious diseases The USF Center for Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research was among 55 groups worldwide to participate in a Medicines for Malaria Venture initiative to help catalyze drug discovery for malaria and other […]

Global health team pioneers development of new antimalarial drug screening model

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A University of South Florida (USF) Center for Global Health & Infectious Diseases Research team has demonstrated a new screening model to classify antimalarial drugs and to identify drug targets for the most lethal strain of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum. The National Institutes of Health-funded study appeared online Nov. 6 in the journal Scientific Reports. The […]