Peter U. Fischer, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

My research interest is medical parasitology, especially helminthology. This includes applied field research in endemic countries as well as basic research on diagnosis, genomics and biochemistry of parasitic worms. My research focused on filarial parasites, their Wolbachia endosymbiont and on the effect of mass drug administration to eliminate lymphatic filariasis an filariae and soil transmitted helminths.