Scientists’ Research Shows How Parasitic Infection Rewires the Brain

Updated April 3, 2020

Articles about research on a parasitic infection that causes seizures and psychiatric illness cites the work of Ira J. Blader, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, who collaborated with the study. The lead researcher met Blader after he delivered a seminar at Virginia Tech. Blader studied Toxoplasma gondii and wanted to understand how specific strands of the parasite impacted the retina in mouse models.