Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LDP)

LDP comprises a group of laboratories located on the São Paulo and Pirassununga campuses, where teaching, research, and extension activities are conducted.

LDP’s lines of research are the study of infectious and parasitic agents of medical and veterinary importance, with a focus on zoonosis and public health.

It collaborates with several different national and international teaching and research institutions, supporting several students from graduate to postgraduate studies, within a wide variety of research projects.

Supervising professors and lines of research

Dr. Solange Maria Gennari

Dr. Rodrigo Martins Soares 

Antibody research, molecular detection and isolation of parasitic agents of medical and veterinary importance in domestic and wild animals

Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, Sarcocystis spp., Giardia spp. Leishmania spp. e Cryptosporidium spp.

Dr. Marcelo Bahia Labruna 

Curator of the "Danilo Gonçalves Saraiva" National Tick Collection (CNC) 

Tick taxonomy, antibody research, molecular detection, and isolation of infectious and parasitic agents transmitted by ticks of medical and veterinary importance in domestic and wild animals

Rickettsia, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, Babesia, Hepatozoon, Borrelia e Coxiella

LDP collaborators:

Dr. Hilda Fátima de Jesus Pena (hfpena@usp.br)

Dr. Arlei Marcili (amarcili@usp.br)

Dr. Darci Moares Barros Battesti (darci.battesti@butantan.gov.br)