Center for Global Health

1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 272-8207
Fax: (505) 272-8441

Contact Our Team

Ravi Durvasula


Principal Investigator

Ravi Durvasula, MD

Phone: (505) 991-3812

Dr. Durvasula is a Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is also appointed as Chief of Medicine at the New Mexico VA Health Care System. Dr. Durvasula's laboratory focuses on transgenic and paratransgenic approaches to control of vector-borne diseases such as Chagas disease and Leishmaniasis. He currently has collaborative research programs in Brazil, Guatemala, Argentina and India. Dr. Durvasula's research also involves development of novel paratransgenic delivery systems for application at human mucosal surfaces.

Laboratory Personnel

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Ivy Hurwitz, PhD

Laboratory Director
(505) 272-272-4392


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Adam Forshaw, MS

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow
UNM medical student

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Arinder Arora, MS

PhD student