Research & Publications
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.
Antigenic Variation; Gene Expression Regulation; Parasites; Trypanosoma; Trypanosomiasis, African; Transcriptional Activation
Public Health Interests
Disease Transmission; Infectious Diseases; Parasitology; Neglected Tropical Diseases; Trypanosomiasis; Vector-borne Diseases