SashaSiegel

Sasha Siegel

Contact Info 3720 Spectrum Blvd
Suite 302, Room 338
Tampa, FL 33612

Academic Email: ssiegel@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-0090

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease

Research Interests

  • I am interested in exploring the cell cycle mechanisms governing a G0 stress response (dormancy) in Plasmodium falciparum, the eukaryotic pathogen that causes malaria. It is proposed that dormancy is correlated with the delayed clearance rates of parasite burden in patients that have a persistent malarial infection not cleared by conventional antimalarial compounds. This is most commonly seen along the Thailand/Cambodia border, the epicenter of the emergence of drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum.