Tim Yoshino

Program / Dept 1
Comparative Biosciences
Program / Dept 2
Short Research Description

Human schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease that results from infection by several species of the parasitic flatworm Schistosoma. My research is focused on defining and characterizing the molecular basis for innate resistance and susceptibility of inbred strains of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata to infection by larvae of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, causative agent of hepatosplenic schistosomiasis.

Membership in other UW Grad Training Programs
Microbiology Doctoral Training Program, Cellular & Molecular Pathology, National Institute for Health, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, T32 Vector Biology Training Grant