November 13, 2009 - Drs. Terrie Taylor & Karl Seydel, Pathogenesis of Malarial Anemia and Research in Malawi



Dr. Terrie Taylor, an Osteopathic Physician, is the University Distinguished Professor of internal medicine in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University and the Director of Pediatric Malaria Research at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre Malawi.

Karl Seydel , M.D., Ph.D. works with Dr. Taylor in Malawi and is an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University 's Department of Internal Medicine, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Drs. Taylor and Seydel discussed their research and clinical work in Malawi with children who have developed cerebral malaria, a syndrome with a 15-20% mortality rate. Dr. Taylor's groundbreaking exploration of the pathogenesis of cerebral malaria in children through autopsy studies is enabling the study of stage-specific sequestration patterns in individuals with parasitemia.

Dr. Seydel engaged students with stories about his current work and career path. Dr. Taylor's lectured was entitled, "Malaria: cerebral disease and fever."

Above: Dr. Terrie Taylor, Dr. Kasturi Haldar and Ms. Jenny Shin. Below: Dr. Karl Seydel and the class.

(Photos: Will Wall, 2009)

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