Division of Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: CNS Infections and COVID-19 Associations

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 8:00am to 9:00am

Anita Koshy, MD
Associate Professor
BIO5 Institute, Departments of Neurology, Immunobiology and Medicine - Infectious Diseases

Anita Koshy, MD is an associate professor in the BIO5 Institute and the Departments of Neurology, Immunobiology, and Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases) at the University of Arizona. Her clinical and research interests led her to specialize in neuro-infectious diseases, specifically focusing on Toxoplasma gondii, a common intracellular parasite that persists in the central nervous system (CNS). Her lab seeks to define the cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow Toxoplasma to persist in the CNS. A mechanistic understanding of CNS Toxoplasma interactions will enable the development of curative treatment for symptomatic toxoplasmosis and the identification of new mechanisms for modulating brain immune responses, which are thought to play a role in neurologic diseases ranging from Multiple Sclerosis to Alzheimer’s disease.

Additional Information:

Join via Zoom conference, meeting password: 888639.

This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Department of Medicine, at the UArizona College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested healthcare professionals.

Event Coordinator: 
Carolyn Bothwell