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Stopping the Spread of Disease

It's not just about surviving the kiss of death. It's greater than that.

Kissing Bug

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.

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