Basic Sciences

For the first time, researchers at the George Washington University (GW), with colleagues at institutes in Thailand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, have successfully used the gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of parasitic worms responsible for schistosomiasis
In March 2017, Raja Mazumder, Ph.D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and his team, including research associate Charles Hadley King, hosted a public workshop for more than 300 participants at th
With a $2.2 million National Cancer Institute grant, Douglas Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine and Walter G.
M. Chiara Manzini’s curiosity was piqued when she met a set of new patients.
With the support of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Pedro A.
African trypanosomes are masters of disguise. Delivered through bites from the tsetse fly, once inside a host these parasites quickly disguise their appearance in a process called antigenic variation, all to avoid detection — and no parasite does it better.
Immunology Links Research Priorities to Increase Efficiency, Collaboration, and Scientific Discovery
Afternoon tea is a time-honored daily British tradition. It’s an opportunity to sit, sip, and chat with friends or co-workers. Growing up in Cambridge, England, Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D, is well acquainted with the custom.
The George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is pleased to announce that HIV/AIDS researcher Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., will be joining the faculty on Oct. 1, 2013, as the Ross Professor of Basic Science Research and chair of the Department of Microbiology…