Makedonka Mitreva, PhD

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine; Assistant Director, McDonnell Genome Institute
Keywords:
children & adolescents, bioinformatics, development, genetics, genomics, developing countries, global health, poverty, modeling, infectious disease, filarial parasites, tropical diseases

Dr. Mitreva applies computational tools, followed by experimental validation, to study infectious diseases. She focuses on neglected tropical diseases caused by helminthes that cause blindness, anemia, malnutrition, growth and development stunting in children, and severe morbidity and mortality in women during pregnancy. Her research also focuses on elucidating cross-kingdom interactions via structural and functional characterization of the human microbiome, especially dysbiosis associated with infections.