Professor of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine
Duration : 3 years (October 1,2017 to September 30, 2020)
Dr. Brindley has extensive national and international research experience (>180 peer reviewed publications). He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, completed post doctoral training at the NIAID's Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. He has held scientific and academic appointments at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia, University College Dublin, Ireland, and Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Research in our laboratory focuses the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and NTD associated cancers. We are pursuing functional genomics and other approaches to characterize new interventions.
Current projects include:
Transmission and activities of transgenes through the developmental stages of schistosomesInsertional mutagenesis analysis of schistosome chromosomesTransgene endowed antibiotic selection of schistosome.
Growth factors of helminth parasites in carcinogenesis of liver fluke induced bile duct cancer and schistosomiasis haematobia associated bladder cancer.
Human population studies in northeastern Thailand on pathogenesis and biomarkers of Opisthorchis viverrini (liver fluke) induced bile duct cancer, in collaboration with colleagues at Khon Kaen University, Thailand, and James Cook University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australia.
Studies originating in Angolan patients on pathogenesis of schistosomiasis haematobia associated bladder cancer, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Porto, Portugal and others