Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Christopher de Graffenried

Assistant Professor (Research) of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Chris de Graffenried is a cell biologist who studies kinetoplastid parasites, including Leishmania, a devastating pathogen endemic to Brazil. His research focuses on developing novel treatment strategies that interfere with the complex cell morphologies of these parasites, which are vital for their infectivity.