Our laboratory conducts translational research with an ultimate goal to discover new anti-parasitic therapeutics by targeting metabolic enzymes and other molecules critical or essential to the parasite infection, survival and development, such as those involved in the lipid and energy metabolisms and interacting with host cells in Cryptosporidium and other protozoan parasites. Other research areas include functional genomics and molecular evolution of apicomplexan parasites, and parasitic diseases important to the conservation of wild animals.

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Academic Articles102
  • Zhang, H., & Zhu, G. (2020). High-Throughput Screening of Drugs Against the Growth of Cryptosporidium parvum In Vitro by qRT-PCR. Methods in Molecular Biology. Cryptosporidium. (pp. 319-334). Springer New York.
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  • Zhu, G., & Guo, F. (2014). Cryptosporidium Metabolism. Cryptosporidium: parasite and disease. (pp. 361-379). Springer Vienna.
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  • Zhu, G. (2009). Energy metabolism and carbon flow in Cryptosporidium parvum. Giardia and Cryptosporidium: From Molecules to Diseases. (pp. 360-368).
Conference Papers4
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Texas A&M University; Vet Med Pathobiology; 4467 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4467