Plasmodium sporozoite migrating through a hepatocyte. Sporozoite is labeled in green with anti-circumsporozoite protein mab, Host cell membrane is labeled in red with rhodamine-hemaglutinnin and migrated cell with dextran-gold (visualized as blue). Plasmodium sporozoite inside a hepatocyte. Sporozoite labeled with anti-circumsporozoite protein Mab (red) and host hepatocyte's actin labeled with phalloidin-FITC (green).

As a reflection of the strength of the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology, the NYU School of Medicine is the only medical school in the United States with an independent department of parasitology. Faculty in the Department who are Affiliated Faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases focus their studies on malaria, amebiasis, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, pneumocystis, mechanisms of protective immunity to specific parasites, and on development of vaccines for parasitic diseases. For additional information, see the links to individual faculty research programs and to the Department of Medical and Molecular Parasitology web site.