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Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Microbial Diseases)

Contact Information

Nikolay G Kolev, PhD

Office Location

  • Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine
    295 Congress Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06510

Mailing Address

  • Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases

    BCMM 137, 295 Congress Ave

    New Haven, CT 06519

    United States



Nikolay Kolev earned his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame. He was then a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Together with Dr. Christian Tschudi, he studies various aspects of RNA metabolism in African trypanosomes. The primary focus of Dr. Kolev’s research is the molecular mechanism governing the development of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei to its infectious metacyclic form, responsible for the transmission of African sleeping sickness and related diseases from the tsetse fly vector to the mammalian host.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate
    HHMI, Yale University (2008)
  • PhD
    University of Notre Dame (2003)
  • MS
    University of Sofia (1997)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology Scientific Award in recognition of scientific excellenceThe American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)2009

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