A Plasmodium schizont with 28 daughter cells (shades of tan and orange) inside a red blood cell (red). The organelles of a single daughter cell are shown in green, pink, purple, and red. Data acquired by Focused Ion Beam - Scanning Electron Microscopy (FIB-SEM) with 5nm lateral and 20nm axial resolution.
The Dvorin Laboratory is part of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital, the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. The research in our laboratory investigates the molecular pathogenesis of infection by the parasites that cause human malaria. We primarily study the replication of Plasmodium falciparum in human red blood cells.