PROGRAM: Invited Speakers

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PROGRAM: Invited Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Boris Striepen

University of Pennsylvania

Boris Striepen studied biology in Bonn and Marburg and after a postdoc in Philadelphia joined the faculty of the University of Georgia in 2000. In 2017 he moved to the University of Pennsylvania. Boris is an expert in the cell and molecular biology of apicomplexan parasites. His current research focus is the parasite Cryptosporidium, a leading global cause of diarrheal disease in young children. His lab pioneered molecular genetics for this organism and leads a range of interdisciplinary efforts to understand fundamental parasite biology as well as translation towards drugs and vaccines. Boris enjoys teaching and has taught in many different settings including as faculty and director of the Biology of Parasitism summer research course at the Marine Biology Laboratories.

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