Boris Striepen: William Trager Award

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Boris Striepen, professor of pathobiology at Penn Vet, recently received the William Trager Award for Basic Parasitology from the American Committee of Molecular, Cellular and Immunoparasitology.

The award is named in honor of malaria research pioneer William Trager and recognizes scientists who have made a fundamental breakthrough in basic parasitology that allows for new areas of investigation.

Dr. Striepen joined Penn Vet’s faculty in July. He studies Cryptosporidium, a microscopic single-celled parasite that can cause gastrointestinal illness, with a focus on the isolation and genetic manipulation of Cryptosporidium to identify and validate effective drug treatments.