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.
|Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology Scientific Award in recognition of scientific excellence||The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)||2009|