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3rd Annual Biology Undergraduate Alumnus Seminar and Public Talk


Dr. Mary Ann McDowell

  • Graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences in 1988 
  • Currently is at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Biological Sciences

Seminar: February 25 at 3:30 pm in Hamilton 112

"The Unholy Trinity: Vector:Pathogen:Host"


Public Talk: February 25 at 7:00 pm in City Union, Heritage Room

"The Fight for Global Health, Should it Matter to You?"

Mary Ann McDowell is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and the past chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee of the Eck Institute for Global Health. She obtained a B.S. and M.S. from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and another at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. McDowell joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame in 2001.  Dr. McDowell’s research interests focus on vector-transmitted diseases. She publishes in a diversity of international journals and has received funding from a wide variety of federal and foundation sources. A combinatorial approach provides the conceptual basis of her work to investigate immunology, host cell-biology, pathogen diversity and insect vector biology, using both laboratory models and field-based studies. Her current research program focuses on leishmaniasis and insect vectors that transmit human disease.
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