David Serre

David Serre trained in human population genetics and received his Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany) in 2004. He then joined the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre for a post-doctoral fellowship, working on the regulation of gene expression and genome-wide association studies. After nine years as a faculty at the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, he joined the Institute for Genome Sciences and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland – Baltimore in 2017.

Interests: Plasmodium vivax, malaria, vector biology, eukaryotic parasites, gene expression, population genetics

David’s publications


Matthew V. Cannon

Matt Cannon received his Ph.D. in Pathobiology from Auburn University in 2011 where he trained in molecular biology and mitochondrial function. Matt joined Dr. Serre’s lab as a postdoc in 2011 and has worked on epigenetics, ecology, parasitology and bioinformatics. Matt is currently a Research Associated leading the research projects on environmental DNA.

Interests: eukaryotic parasites, computational biology, parasite ecology, environmental DNA, metabarcoding, genomics

Matt’s github


Haikel Bogale

Haikel Bogale completed his undergraduate studies with a Microbiology degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 2015. During his undergraduate research in the Miyashiro lab, he studied host-microbe interactions by utilizing the squid-vibrio symbiosis as a model. Currently, he is a third-year pre-doctoral student at University of Maryland, Baltimore in the Molecular Medicine program. He joined the Serre lab in the winter of 2016 and his work focuses on eukaryotic parasites and their interactions with their hosts/vectors.

Interests: eukaryotic parasites, vector biology, viruses, mosquitoes


Claudia Perez

Claudia Perez graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and joined the Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2018.

Interests: viruses, developmental biology, epigenetics