Akram Da'dara serves as a Research Assistant Professor at the Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health in North Grafton, Mass, USA. His research focuses on schistosomes, the causative agents of the human parasitic disease schistosomiasis. Da'dara studies host-parasite interaction as a strategy to identify and evaluate novel vaccine and drug targets. He has received his Ph.D. degree in molecular and biochemical parasitology in 1997 from Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine at Hamburg University, Hamburg, Germany. His Ph.D. degree research focused on the identification and characterization of drug targets for filarial parasites. Da'dara also obtained an M.S. degree in cytogenetics. He received his Postdoc training in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard School of Public, Boston, Mass, USA. His research focused on vaccine development for schistosomiasis. After finishing his Postdoc training, Da'dara continued working at the same school for several years where he continued working on vaccine development and immune regulation.
Biography Updated on 8 November 2013