It’s about blocking the enzyme in the parasite deposited by the deadly bloodsucking “kissing bug,” that transmits Chagas. It’s about stopping the spread of a disease that claims thousands of lives each year. It’s about researchers equipped with leading-edge instrumentation working at the crossroads of drug design, chemical synthesis, enzyme kinetics, molecular modeling and protein purification. It’s about a university where teaching is inspired by discovery. Where learning is magnified by doing. And where success is often measured not just in knowledge gained, but in lives saved.