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 Mark Wiser    

Mark Wiser, PhD
Vice Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2300
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2507
Fax: (504) 988-7313
wiser@tulane.edu

 


 

Personal Statement:

Dr. Wiser's primary interest is the molecular and cellular biology of protozoan parasites and their interactions with the hosts. Major research accomplishments include the description of proteins synthesized by the malaria parasite and exported to the host cell; a proposed novel secretory pathway of the malarial parasite which functions to target proteins to the host erythrocyte, as well as a characterization of protein kinases and chaperones of the malarial parasite. He also teaches a Medical Protozoology course and has written a text book (Protozoa and Human Disease) on the topic.


Research Interests:

Molecular and cellular biology of protozoan parasites and their interactions with host cells; host-parasite interactions


Educational Background:

  • BA, biology, Franklin College, Franklin, IN
  • PhD, cell biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Post-doctorate, biochemical parasitology, Max Planck Institute for Cell Biology, Heidelberg, Germany

Professional Achievements:

  • 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
  • 2002 Tulane University Health Sciences Center Teaching Scholar Award
  • 2004 Asesor Cientifico, Grupo de Bioquimica y Biologia Celular, Instituto Nacional de Salud, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2006 Profesor Visitante Ad-Honorem de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
  • 2009 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University, School of Medicine

 

Selected Publications:


View Dr. Wiser's publications at his NCBI profile page.

 

Level of Instruction:

graduate


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Department of Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2301, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-3558 tropmed@tulane.edu