Welcome to the Cordy Lab at Wake Forest University!

Dr. Regina Joice Cordy, Assistant Professor of Biology

Our lab’s research focuses on the pathogenesis of the protozoan parasite Plasmodium, the etiological agent of malaria. The development of severe malaria is a multi-factorial process that is not well understood. In addition to host genetics and immunity, host factors such as the microbiome, metabolism and diet may explain some of the heterogeneity observed in malaria disease outcome, but much less is known about the role of these factors.