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Patricia L. Dorn

William and Audrey Hutchinson Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences

Patricia L. Dorn
Patricia L. Dorn

Dr. Dorn's research is focused on understanding the epidemiology and control of transmission of Chagas disease, a leading cause of heart disease in Latin America caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. Her most recent work examines the genetic structure of a leading Chagas insect vector in Mesoamerica, Triatoma dimidiata, and T. cruzi infection in insect vectors and animals in the southern United States. Visit Dr. Dorn's website to see her publications concerning Chagas Disease.

Classes Taught

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics and Society
  • Cells and Heredity
  • Biology Freshman Seminar
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

Areas of Expertise

Virology, Parasitology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology